Having outgrown their original facility, the congregation desired a facility which would honor their long history in downtown Franklin, Va, while providing a vision for future generations. The classically-inspired design organizes a series of interior gathering spaces which emphasize a sense of unity. A sense of the sacred is created by the barrel vaulted nave spanning over a radially organized seating configuration. The chancel’s laterally positioned lancet windows and new rose window recall the history of the gathered church, augmenting the relocated historic stained glass windows now seen in the new transept. Educational and administrative facilities are equipped with linked state of the art media and communication resources, further enhancing the investment in the church’s future generations.