Sanctuary Renewal

The Truro sanctuary was completed in 1959, and underwent major renovations in the mid-1980’s. Now in the year 2024, it’s time to renew the sanctuary, reflecting our gratefulnessfor the history of this wonderful worship space, and our confidence in our vision for its future.

We invite your financial support of this vision, over and above your regular giving, to make this renewal possible in one fell swoop this summer. 

Project Updates

Phase 1: Narthex renovation.

6/14/24 update: All of the non-load-bearing walls in the narthex have now been removed (including the surprise pillar containing old water pipes). 

6/7/24 update: Over the last two weeks, we have removed several non-load bearing walls, improving traffic flow and the overall openness of the space. Work will continue over the next week or so. Painting, flooring, and lighting will be addressed at the same time as the sanctuary. 

Phase 2: Painting/pew refinishing

6/7/24 update: We anticipate signing a contract with a painting company in the next several days. We are trying out various paint samples throughout the room, in different types of lighting. 

Phase 3: Flooring

6/7/24 update: We anticipate signing a contract with a flooring company in the next two weeks.

Phase 4: Lighting

6/7/24 update: We have received one comprehensive quote for the lighting project. Two more are expected to come in the next few days. The lighting will be the single greatest cost of this renewal project.

Phase 5: Pew Cushions

6/7/24 update: We will likely place an order for new pew cushions in the next two weeks. The production time is about 90 days.

Congregational meetings + Q&A

June 12th update from Jamie Brown, summarizing the meeting that was held on June 11

On Tuesday, May 14, 2024, Jamie Brown and Nancy Gordon shared some updates and took questions about this project.

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Questions? Email Daria Brown, Director of Operations, at

On Tuesday, May 14, 2024, Jamie Brown and Nancy Gordon shared some updates and took questions about this project.

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll continue to give updates on the various elements of this project. Save the date of Tuesday, June 11 for our next presentation and Q&A in the sanctuary after our community night. We'll begin at 7:00pm.

Flooring:

We will be replacing all flooring in the sanctuary, stairwells, balcony, and platform

Pews:

We will be repainting, refinishing, and cushioning all of the pews

Paint:

We will be repainting all of the walls and ceiling of the sanctuary and narthex

Lighting:

We will removing all existing lighting and their controls, and replacing them with a more modern lighting system

Narthex (updated May 23, 2024):

On Tuesday, we'll begin removing a few non-load-bearing walls, in order to provide a small amount of increased space for people to move and gather. This drawing gives you an idea of the project. To the right is the entrance into the narthex from the brick ramp. To the left, is the exit to the glass walkway. The bottom doors are the exit to the brick patio. The top doors take you down the center aisle.

To make a financial contribution towards this vision, click here:

Questions? Email Daria Brown, Director of Operations, at

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Due to inclement weather, the Truro campus will be closed on Friday, January 19.

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