As you know, Third is in a Strategic Planning process designed to think carefully and creatively about the idea of place and more specifically the physical place and property where we all gather weekly on Forest Avenue; the Tuckahoe area of Henrico. We’re engaging the idea that every individual property contributes to an area. For example, think of a bustling neighborhood bakery. Think of the smell of warm, fresh baked bread wafting down the street and immersing pedestrians as they go about their day. What kind of aroma are we generating to the Tuckahoe community as members of Third Church?
Our next critical steps in developing a plan that guides the use of our land and facilities are scheduled for January 18-21st. Mike Watkins and an experienced group of other nationally known land planners are coming to Third to help guide us and the surrounding community through a process of articulating what we all value about the Tuckahoe area, and help us think creatively about how we can all continue to build on those things. We invite your participation in this process in several ways:
// Pray that this process would bear spiritual fruit in relationships and practical guidance as we update our facility and grounds.
// Participate in working sessions led by Mike Watkins on January 18-21st, 2017.
Wednesday, January 18th, 6:30 - 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall
Opening discussion and framework, opportunity to express values, contribute ideas, imagine opportunities and get more involved
Thursday, January 19th, 9:30-10:30am in the Fellowship Hall
Opportunity to contribute feedback and ideas to the design team.
Friday, January 20th, 9:00-10:30am in the Fellowship Hall
Working session to present initial drawings and receive feedback on initial concepts generated from ongoing conversations.
Saturday, January 21st, 2:30-4:30pm in the Fellowship Hall
Presentation of updated drawings capturing ideas, discussions and feedback received
Your participation is encouraged and welcomed. The richness and value of the January working sessions are enhanced through broad participation. We’re excited to hear from you!
The result of the working sessions will be a community area plan showing Third’s property as well as the surrounding area. This plan will serve as a guide as we consider specifics of how to use our land, update our facility and improve or expand our internal space. The plan will serve as a gift to the community as we help the Tuckahoe area stakeholders think together about what makes this area uniquely valuable and how we can collectively take steps towards making it even better. The process will generate healthy conversations and strengthen relationships with those whom Third shares the Tuckahoe area.