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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
BELVIDERE, IL

 


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The congregation of the First United Methodist Church requested a facility for the congregation’s youth. The new building must provide both spiritual and architectural focal points for the congregation, their youth, and the community. A contemporary and flexible facility, but without losing the connection with the congregation’s past, was also requirement.

The 21,000 square foot plan provides a 450 seat Sanctuary with an open and flexible narthex area, Celebration space for 300 people, Christian Education, administration, and other support areas.

Mr. Saavedra and Mr. Gehlhausen worked with the congregation of the First United Methodist Church to complete this project in the summer of 2004.