The Congregational Church of Huntington, United Church of Christ
Fellowship Hall Use Survey
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We are considering a renovation of the church fellowship hall. Please complete the “Use Survey” to help determine the future use of the church.
One of the distinctive qualities of our church is the unique building. The building was actually built in two parts–the fellowship hall wing in 1956 and then the sanctuary in 1964. The fellowship hall unit serves as classrooms for Noah’s Ark Nursery School, church school classes and the multi-purpose fellowship hall. Over the years, though, the hall has begun to fall into disrepair. The glass walls provide a beautiful connection to the natural world outside, but the 1950’s construction is beginning to fail as the steel frames are rusting and the single-pane glass is drafty. The hall is for coffee hour after church, as a play room for Noah’s Ark and for several community group meetings–the extensive use shows in the beat-up walls and floor. In addition, today’s congregation has different needs than the 1950’s design allows.
A renovation of the hall will include updating the bathrooms, storage and kitchen. Any visitor to the church would agree that the kitchen is in dire need of updating, and we would also like to provide our visitors with more adequate bathroom facilities. Adding another bathroom is necessary to make us compliant with current building codes and would also allow Noah’s Ark to expand their program.
As we begin to plan for a renovation we first want to know from all our members how they envision the hall being used in the future. What kinds of activities, groups and events do you think the church needs for today and the years to come? This will be an important factor in designing the new room. We thank you for completing this brief survey and please speak to a member of the renovation team if you have any further thoughts: Catherine Carpentieri, Wayne Ebanks, Mike Eliash, Glen Grayson, Norman Kellershon, Peter Lassen, Fred Munch, Dario Peragallo and Eileen Rosenzweig.