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DRAWINGS & FLOOR PLANS

To use our facility more faithfully, we know we need an elevator. These drawings and floor plans are a beginning point for congregational conversation. Please review and submit your ideas and questions below. 

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PRESBYTERIAN INVESTMENT & LOAN PROGRAM

PILP makes loans to Presbyterian churches with special rates for increased accessibility and green construction. 

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CHARRETTE REPORT

Spring 2020

Dimension IV architectural firm was retained by First Presbyterian Church  to provide a multi-session Design/ Planning Charrette. The primary goal for the Charrette was to visualize the potential of the facility to meet the requirements of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) for universal accessibility and revise as appropriate how the facility can best meet the current and anticipated future mission and goals of the congregation.

Design Summary

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VISUALS SPEAK WORKSHOP

8.2019

Sixty church members worked with Molly Grisham to envision how God is calling us to serve our community as faithful disciples of Jesus and led by the Spirit.. The overwhelming clarity for building renovations is an elevator. We also highly value our community partnerships. 

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1920's ENGINEERING ANALYSIS

The engineering analysis focused on the viability of the 1920 wing and addressed accessibility for connecting the sanctuary and 1920 and 1967 additions. The recommendation was to remove and replace this section.

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PASTORAL

LETTERS

As a community of faith, we are in an exciting time of listening for where God is leading us and discerning our ministries in our future. We are describing ourselves as “Rooted and Reaching.”

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COMMUNITY ASSET MAPPING

1.2019

Asset mapping is a critical engagement tool – bringing together a wide group of stakeholders and leaders from throughout Springfield and greater Sangamon County to generate ideas and guidance on ways that First Presbyterian Church can use its space and building for new uses, partnerships, and collaboration.

Asset Mapping Summary

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GEOGRAPHY

OF GRACE

10.2018

As a congregation, we are rooted and reaching. We honor our past, our roots, while nurturing our growing future, our branches. In these workshops, we listened for God’s voice leading us in new paths informed by our history and shaped by our present community. This is our heart and soul work. The Geography of Grace curriculum was developed by the Center for Courage and Renewal.