What Will Our New Home Be?
A place that lifts our spirits
The heart of our new building is its spacious sanctuary, with flexible seating for 250. Natural light will flow in through an inspiring glass tower and beautiful chalice window creating a serene and inviting space, versatile enough to hold worship services, art, music and dance performances of all kinds, as well as other gatherings that will stir the spirit.
A place that welcomes all
A truly accessible, centrally located new building with street level access and a lift within the renovated Pennell House will attract and welcome newcomers and long time members and friends of all generations and abilities. Having spaces that are attractive and comfortable will keep our children engaged in our religious education programs.
A place to nurture one another
Our versatile new and renovated spaces will make it easier for our congregation and our community to care for each other. Our meeting rooms will accommodate a variety of uses, and will allow us to gracefully honor and celebrate the milestones of life’s journey–births
and namings, youth recognition and coming of age ceremonies, weddings and memorial services.We can gather more comfortably in joy and sorrow, care and concern.
A place that cares for the earth
We will have a well-insulated, efficiently heated building that reduces our church’s energy use. Our new kitchen will encourage environmentally sound use from all who use it. Our programming will include education and action that increases environmental awareness and guides our congregation and community to help to heal our earth.
A place to work for justice
Our in-town, central location will make possible collaborative community-wide conversations and action about social justice issues of concern. We will be able to put our faith into action as we live our Seven Principles in our worship, celebration and work together. Our passion and commitment, coupled with our beautiful, welcoming new space, will make us a heartbeat of the community.
Building a church, creating a legacy
In the narrowest sense we are talking about creating a new church building. In the broadest sense we’re talking about building and sustaining a vital community and creating a legacy. Few are fortunate enough to have such an opportunity. We will build a church in which our children and our children’s children will continue to work with others to live our mission: to be a spiritual community, to welcome all, to nurture one another, to work for justice, and to care for the earth.