ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED
The Sanctuary is 144 x 46 feet and 45 feet high. It seats approximately 900 people.
The tower is 17 x 23 feet at the base and 160 feet high. Structural damage necessitated sealing the exterior grill design in 1974. Until that time, chimes were played from inside the sanctuary and broadcast from the tower.
The cross on the east outside wall and on one sanctuary pew is an asymmetrical version of the “Jerusalem Cross” (so called because of its association with the Crusaders). It is also found on the exterior of the Youth Center.
The purpose of the sunken terrace is to give all rooms outside light.
The Fellowship Hall will seat 350 at tables. It is 92 x 146 feet.
The reflecting pool (formerly on the north side of the bridge) was drained and filled in 1957 for multiple reasons: leaks, damage to the tower from reflecting sun on the water, and difficulty in keeping the pool clean.
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