Sanctuary Renovation Updates
May 4, 2017
Spring Update from the Sanctuary Renovation Taskforce
At a congregational meeting in January, we presented to you about the work of our group over the past year. Specifically, we shared a vision for a renovation that will address the challenges of our existing sanctuary while enhancing aspects of the space to better connect us in worship and mission for many years to come. You can view a video of that presentation as well as find more information about the history, challenges, and vision below on this page.
Since late January, our group has met four times including three meetings with Robert Ussery and Cory Rule of Ussery-Rule Architects, a local architectural firm hired by Session. Robert and Cory have taken a thorough look at our sanctuary and its adjoining spaces as they guide the Taskforce towards a final design. Although we are still a few meetings away from being ready to present a final vision and cost estimate to the congregation, we want you to know that the excitement within our group is building with each of our recent gatherings. It is a unique and wonderful feeling to see a plan coming together that will not only dramatically update our worshipping space for the 21st century but also literally bring us closer together as a community of faith through (among other things) an expanded chancel, wider transepts, and improved sight lines.
Please remember that we value and solicit your input, questions, and concerns as part of this process. The committee will receive and discuss any submitted questions or input using the provided comment box at each meeting. Individual members of the Taskforce are also always happy to answer your questions. Additionally, we remind you that there is a Capital Campaign Committee that is working parallel to our work. As soon as a renovation design is completed and approved by Session that group will begin its work in earnest (likely sometime late summer or early fall).