February 25, 2020
Our building is located at the intersection of Lee and Monticello Boulevards, across from Forest Hill Park, on a triangle of land donated by John D. Rockefeller.
Our 60-year-old, multi-level building wasn’t built with mobility challenged visitors in mind. So we removed outside curbs, built ramps, and installed automatic door openers. We added a ramp to eliminate stairs between the Fellowship Hall wing and the Sanctuary along with a private unisex bathroom, and installed a chair lift to open all 3 levels of the Education Wing to wheelchair access. It’s not perfect but we continue to look for new ways to make our facilities are as welcoming as we are. Your input is appreciated!
Thanks to the ongoing support of the Cameron family, we are fortunate to enjoy a reading room and spirituality center in the Meg Cameron Memorial Library. Comfortable couches and chairs, a study table and chairs, and a meditation corner allow for study, prayer, meditation and meetings.
In 2008, a gift by the family of Robert W. Fuller enabled an indoor labyrinth to be installed in Bodwell Hall for use whenever the church is open.
A labyrinth is a metaphor for our spiritual journey through life, with the single circuitous path symbolizing wholeness and unity. It’s not a maze; there are no dead ends or wrong turns, just one path to the center and back out.
Many envision the walk as a threefold path:
1. Journeying In to the center, quieting or emptying yourself, letting go of the details of everyday life, struggling with a life challenge.
2. Resting in the Center meditating, praying or simply being open to receive whatever gift or insight may be present.
3. Journeying Out from the center may be experienced by some as awareness of a deep connection or communion with God. Others may feel centered, peaceful or renewed to journey back into challenges in their life and the world. (Adapted from Robert Ferre’ of Labyrinth Enterprises)