St. Luke United Methodist Church

St. Luke United Methodist Church

On the one year anniversary of the fire that destroyed their historic sanctuary, St. Luke UMC held a ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of their new 200 seat sanctuary.  The sanctuary was designed with a bell tower that displays the bell and cross from the previous sanctuary and provides a landmark to the community.  The project involved the relocation and adaptive re-use of the parsonage to a more appropriate location, which allowed for the new sanctuary to be placed at the focal point of the site.  The sanctuary was designed with exposed glulam trusses, stained wood paneling behind the altar and a balcony that also contains the AV control area.  The sanctuary re-used the original stained glass windows mounted in frames hanging inside the new windows.  The design of the sanctuary recalls the historic nature and intimate feeling of the original building while providing improved lighting, circulation, restrooms and other elements.