The original church is a two-phase building, started in the 1950s.
Main floor plan. Blue outlines the addition, red outlines the existing building.
Upper floor plan. Blue outlines the addition.
The new sanctuary and foyer take shape next to the existing fellowship hall.
The completed Phase I with new sanctuary, foyer, and covered drop-off.
The new foyer provides direct access to both new and existing spaces.
The new sanctuary includes beautiful stone detailing and a hardwood platform.
Maple Park Lutheran Brethren Church
The original building for Maple Park Lutheran Brethren Church was constructed in three phases in the 1960s and 1970s, totaling about 13,000 square feet, with a sanctuary seating about 330 people. With the later purchase of an adjoining three-acre parcel, planning for continued facility expansion began in earnest. The resulting master plan proposed a multiple-phase project, the first phase being a new foyer, restrooms, nursery, and classrooms, working around the existing sanctuary.
Construction had just begun on the phase-I project when an arsonist's fire dramatically changed the scope of work. Rather than repair the fire-damaged original sanctuary, it was demolished and a new, larger sanctuary planned to replace it.