2020 Fellowship Hall Renovation Project

Our ‘Family Room’ Needs an Update!

Updated 4/04/20

The Fellowship Hall has been a vital space for our church family to gather and spend time together over the years.

In many ways, it has been our “family room” and will continue in that role in the future.


The Fellowship Hall was built in 1979 and served 10 years as our original Sanctuary until our current Sanctuary was built in 1989 and has served us very well with virtually no changes or improvements during the last 41 years.

Remodel Team and Goals

In November 2019, the Church Council authorized the Building and Grounds Committee to form a Fellowship Hall Remodel Project Team to begin planning for remodeling the space.

The project goals are to:

  • Improve acoustics.
  • Improve lighting.
  • Enhance safety and security.
  • Make it more attractive, comfortable and functional.

The project team members are James Bonds, Eric Johnson, Natalie Wright, Bob Gibbons, Pastor Travis Meier, Rhonda Raphael, Tim Siegmund, and Shawn Reynolds.

Current Activity

The team is now focused on the Design Phase and the key activities in this phase are to select an architect, finalize the changes to be made, and update the cost estimates.

During the architect selection process involving 3 firms, Jason Kinnard of Praxis Design Build was chosen as our architect and the team is now meeting regularly with the architect to finalize the design.

We are also working on plans and a schedule for completing the project, both of which should be finished when the Design Phase ends.

The target for completing the Design Phase is May 1.


The current project cost estimate for remodeling the Fellowship Hall is $130,000.

The project will be funded outside of our annual budget by member gifts and matching funds from our See/Cohen Strategic Fund.

Currently, $10,350 in gifts have been received and $60,000 in matching funds are available for the project.

Looking Ahead

As the project progresses, we will provide regular updates to keep you informed of activities.

If you have questions or comments, please contact one of the team members.