In January 2019, members of the Buildings & Grounds Committee initiated an effort to develop a Facilities Master Plan to guide improvements to and maintenance of our 1929 Sanctuary and Gilmour Hall, 1967 Conway education building, and 4-acre site on St. Petersburg’s Mirror Lake.
After assessing the condition of our facilities and congregational needs, in October 2019 we hired architect and educator Martin Gold to lead a Facilities Master Planning process which included a series of congregational town halls and a visioning workshop. The Master Plan was completed in July 2020.
The following documents and processes will guide facilities-related planning, budgeting and fundraising for the next 10-20 years.

Facilities Planning Project Proposal March 2019
Statement of need, goals, strategies and project evaluation criteria

State of the Church Facilities Report January 2020
Evaluation of the facilities which provided the basis, along with dialogue with church leaders and members, for development of the Master Plan

Master Plan Report: Alternative Comprehensive Designs for the Future July 2020
Synthesizes priorities and needs and suggests a range of options for future investment

Pulling It Together September 2020
Strategy to integrate facilities maintenance with the Master Plan

Annual Review of the Facilities Master Plan, initiated November 2021
Click here to watch a video outlining the process and eight capital improvement projects under consideration for 2022.