This article was originally published in Church Executive Magazine. Timothy J. Black, AIA, LEED AP, is an architect with CDH Partners Inc., Atlanta, GA. The First United Methodist Church of Orlando has achieved LEED Silver Certification.
How good stewardship means going green for one church.
First United Methodist Church of Orlando, FL, has remained a significant presence in the city of Orlando since circuit riders ministered here in the 1840s. In 1962 the church’s current sanctuary was constructed in the heart of downtown Orlando. Nine years later a fellowship hall was built, and in 1988 a three-story building across the street was purchased and renovated for church offices, youth activities, some classrooms and a fellowship hall. Please continue reading . . . .