We are blessed to have the professional leadership of Architect Gary Wagner as we go about the creation of the new worship space in the church building. Gary has been a very sensitive moderator of our discussions, and he has come several times now to worship with us, so that he can know our ways.Gary’s discussion with the Liaison Committee and members of the Consistory on October 12 was very fruitful. Together, we gathered our dreams for the new worship space. So far, the wish-list encompasses the following:
- Kids area
- Projection capability
- General versatility of the space for use by the community (moveable seats, instruments and chancel furniture)
- Consideration of arts performances (readings, dance, etc.)
- 200 seats
- First class accessibility (elevator by main door will not require detour to hidden place).
Sense of sacredness
- The overall appearance of the space should be “simple” but still representative of “church”
In the light of the sad reality of the pews now removed from the lower part of the sanctuary, it is important for us to focus on the positive prospect of the new worship space and to funnel our efforts and energies into making it the best possible space.