Jefferson Unitarian Church keeps growing, building.
“We are enjoying the increased space we gained from the 2005 remodeling,” said Dee Ray, a longtime member, “although our growth almost outpaced the space before the remodeling was complete. We have two services every Sunday and typically each is full almost to capacity.”
The round sanctuary, which has red brick walls and windows on three sides, seats 300. In this photo, a young UU introduces a musical written by member David Burrows that will be performed by the youth and children’s choirs. Additional light is admitted through a cupola-like structure on the roof, which is supported by wood beams stretching to the edges of the ceiling.
The chancel consists of a raised stage with a large white freestanding wall at the back. “This wall serves as a blank canvas that is decorated each Sunday with different hangings, flower arrangement on stands, greenery, or some decoration specific to the season or holiday,” Ray said.
Photograph by Martin Voelker.
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Jane Greer is a former senior editor of UU World magazine.
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