| PROJECT||Emmaus Mennonite Church|
| PROJECT |
| SIZE||41,972 sqft.|
|The congregation of the Emmaus Mennonite Church woke up on January 29, 2008 to learn that their church building had been destroyed by fire during the night. This steadfast congregation mourned the loss of their historical old building, but also felt the urgency to begin planning for their future.|
The congregation met faithfully with Fuqua Construction's Design Build team to study and determine the needs and vision for their building and their future ministry to this rural community. Although this has been a sad loss for the congregation, it has become an opportunity to design a structure that is more suitable for the size of their membership and can effectively meet the needs of the current culture by incorporating ideas from innovative ministry trends.
The new building is complete and the congregation is utilizing the larger space as they reach out into the surrounding communities with the Gospel message. Some of the new features include an open flexible stage and seating for 600 in the sanctuary, a Sunday School wing designed to be inviting to youth with a "student union" feel, classrooms and a gym, and a large efficient kitchen with seating in the adjoining fellowship hall for 440. The steeple and the three arched windows on the upper west wall of the sanctuary provide a comforting reminder of the rich history of this congregation as these are prominant features from the previous building.
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