May 12, 2014
Approximately 120 members attended the special congregational meeting Sunday, May 11, to hear details about the Sanctuary Improvement cost overrun and to vote on a funding resolution.
Following a detailed overview of factors leading to the approximately $390K overage and thoughtful discussion, members voted to approve using the $343K gift from the Hodnett estate, with remaining funds from the earthquake reserve fund, to close the funding gap. Vote tally was 115 yes, 2 no and 3 abstentions.
--Nancy Parker, Church Moderator
Thank You, Margaret Hodnett
Sculptor, gardener, long-time arts advocate and Plymouth member from 1993, the late Margaret Moss Hodnett, created more than 70 sculptures during her lifetime that were sold in galleries and auctions throughout the United States. Margaret and her husband Tom lived on Vashon Island before moving to Horizon House, where she actively participated in the art committee. Plymouth member Sarah Tousley, credits Margaret for assembling and hanging the Plymouth Church historical photographic display in the hallway between the IBM garage and the Plymouth elevator. “Her artistic touch turned a dark tunnel into a beautiful, welcoming entrance,” says Tousley. Margaret’s long-time friend Karen Gwilym adds, “I knew Tom and Margaret well. Her brother was a UCC minister; she loved the church and the arts and I think she would be thrilled.”
Photo: Margaret Hodnett with onoe of her sculptures.Subscribe