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Worship Space Design Conference at Columbia, October 15-16, 2007


Decatur, GA-This two-day conference, with renowned liturgical designer Terry Byrd Eason, is for pastors and church leaders who hope to find answers to tough questions about worship space design: How do you re-design your sanctuary to enhance its beauty and functionality? How can you maintain your historic worship space’s integrity, yet give it the needed updating and improvements? Do you need to start all over and build something completely new? In studying the essentials of planning for new or redesigned space, participants will see “before and after” images of many sanctuaries and worship spaces. Attention will be given to the decision-making process and the work necessary within the congregation when considering design or re-design of sacred space. The event begins with a 90-minute session at 1:30, Monday, October 15 and ends with another 90-minute session at 3:00 Tuesday, October 16. Eason will draw on his extensive experience with his liturgical design firm, Terry Byrd Eason Design, based in Chapel Hill, NC. Eason holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design in Architecture from the School of Design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. The $125 program fee includes Tuesday lunch (lodging and other meals are extra). Cost is $100 per person when two or more attend from the same church (all must enroll at same time). Advance registration is required and the deadline is October 9. To get more information and to register, go to and click on the date of the event. You may also call the registrar, Pat Roper, at 404-687-4587. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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