FUMC Sealy, Texas, was established in 1939 with the mergers of several churches. The current sanctuary was constructed in 1956.
In large measure, it had not changed much until its 2018 renovation. The building and interior of the sanctuary was still in use but experiencing many repercussions of aging, including roof leaks, mold, and ministry style changes.
Novus Architects, in conjunction with Church Interiors, was called upon to create a substantial makeover within a modest budget. The Before photo was how they found the conditions prior to the renovation.
Several design and interior changes were made to breathe life back into an important worship component of the campus.
A new platform design, simplified communion rail to open up the platform, wainscot, accent of the round stain glass with a strong cross element, new lighting, acoustical treatments, pews and floor finishes transformed this space into a welcoming, transitional chapel style that has enhanced worship and given dignity back to one of the more prominent churches in the town.
Novus Architects creates highly functional, beautiful spaces that are more than brick and mortar. They are spaces that foster human interaction, discovery, and deep connection, www.novusarchitects.com.
Since 1981, Church Interiors has performed over 12,000 renovations and remodeling projects. They have renovated small chapels that seat less than 100 people to large cathedrals & sanctuaries that seat over 5,000, including many churches on the Historical Registry, www.churchinteriors.com.