The sanctuary wing, with our striking contemporary worship space, was completed in 1965. The congregation wished to worship in a building that reflected their theology. Thus all worshippers and leaders sit together on the same level, and the sanctuary design balances the horizontal expression of God’s reach with a strong vertical element that reminds us of the traditional view of the heavens. The sloping copper roof can be seen as hands folded in prayer, but the abstract design is intended to stir the imagination of each visitor.
All the furnishings in the sanctuary are movable so as to accommodate different seating plans for worship as well as music, dance, and theatre performances. Another design element is the extensive open wall space around the sanctuary that is designed with track lighting to accommodate art installations. The sanctuary seats 160 in its customary configuration, but can be expanded to 225 with temporary seating added.