NEW LIFE LUTHERAN
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This building and landscape accommodate a rural congregation's range of activities: worship, hiking, meetings, barbecues and baptisms; and all are given equal consideration. Emphasizing everyday life allows faith and fellowship to become accessible to different people, from the faithful to the shyly curious.
The main church is a set of four spaces without heirarchy, two indoor and two outdoor, described by five stone volumes. When weather permits large metal doors slide open to the surrounding meadows. An outdoor chapel and two overnight retreat cabins are connected by paths across the twelve-acre site. A roadside fruit stand provides a face to the community passing on the highway at 60 miles-per-hour.