Church Grounds

 

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On church grounds, our beautiful sanctuary, dedicated to the glory of God in 1993, expresses the joy we have in God’s unconditional love. At the First Presbyterian Church of Willoughby, we utilize our facilities to glorify God. The sanctuary is wheelchair accessible and children are always welcome. The workbench Communion table, still used today, was built by Isaac Page in 1830 and is symbolic of Joseph’s carpenter bench. 

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Columbarium

On Willoughby Presbyterian church grounds is a beautiful memorial garden with engraved wall niches dedicated for the committal of cremated ashes of our members and families.

In earlier times, burial in a church cemetery recognized the intimate association between the deceased and their church. The memorial garden within church boundaries permits this tradition of reverence to continue. The columbarium is permanently maintained as a sacred area for meditation and contemplation.

Building Features

The  Murray Kitchen was dedicated in 2012. It has new appliances and open work areas that are a tremendous asset for more efficient meal preparation and serving, therefore helping us to fulfill our commitment to the local community.

The new choir room provides a comfortable and spacious area with better lighting. As a finishing touch, beautiful, custom wardrobe cabinets were constructed and installed.

The beautiful Mantee Parlor & Isabel Sutch Library is used for Adult Sunday classes and other meetings.

The Teple Christian Education wing includes a youth library, small kitchen, classrooms and offices.

Our church has two separate libraries for youth and adults. The youth library is in Christian Education (CE) wing offers a functional and pleasing learning center where the children naturally congregate. Integrating the adult library into the parlor has created a comfortable and inviting reading and meditation space. A custom wall unit creates a beautiful and relaxing adult library area.

Grounds

Our facilities are located on 7 acres at the intersection of Euclid Ave. (US Route 20) and Shankland Road. The buildings, parking area for over 100 cars and landscaped area occupy 5 acres. The remaining 2 acres are currently be developed into a “park like” setting.