UCC Relocates to New Headquarters

July 01, 2011 | Jay Wintermeyer

On Monday, May 23, the Upper Columbia Conference office staff met for one last worship in the leased facility that has housed the church’s regional headquarters for more than two years.

During worship, Bob Folkenberg Jr., UCC president, encouraged staff to “remember the amazing ways God has led to this point.”

After worship and a time of small-group prayer, the staff broke into three teams and began loading boxes of files, equipment, church resources and office supplies into trucks. The trucks then hauled everything to the newly rebuilt headquarters on Spokane’s (Wash.) west side and were unloaded the following day.

Even though the building wasn’t fully finished, a temporary occupancy permit was issued by building inspectors. As UCC staff carried boxes and computers into the new building, they sidestepped workmen finishing hardware, trim and landscaping.

“As we move into our new office, our new home, we’re so thankful God provided the means to rebuild after the fire," says Folkenberg. "We look forward to the future, confident He will continue to lead and provide for His work here in Upper Columbia Conference.”

The new headquarters, rebuilt following a fire in 2008, was entirely constructed with funds from the insurance settlement. The facility is well-equipped to continue serving members, churches and schools in Upper Columbia Conference.

The new building is located at 3715 S Grove Road, Spokane, WA 99224.