Our Facility

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We are located in the community of Suquamish, readily accessible from Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Poulsbo, and beyond.

We have spaces available that can serve large gatherings or small intimate groups. Possible seating arrangements include:

  • Theater-style using chairs and/or pews
  • Chairs with circular or rectangular tables
  • Combinations of sofas and padded chairs

An HVAC system that helps keep you safe

There is wireless internet access throughout our facility

Possible kitchen services and equipment include coffee makers, a commercial dishwasher, sinks, refrigerator, two electrical ranges, a large layout table, dishes and silverware, and a serving window and counter.

There are three gender-neutral bathrooms.

Our gravel parking lot includes spaces reserved for disabled access.

There are three wheelchair-accessible entrances to the church building.


Peace Garden & Labyrinth

We value community and strive to share our resources with friends and neighbors in the Suquamish area. All are invited to enjoy the Peace Garden and Labyrinth, constructed in 2016 to commemorate our first 100 years.

What is a Labyrinth?

A labyrinth is a walking meditative path. It requires no figuring out. You can simply walk, allowing your mind to quiet. There are no rules, no right or wrong way.

The Path

A labyrinth is often described as a three-fold path.

  • Upon entering one begins the symbolic process of releasing and letting go.
  • The center represents illumination and opening to the Divine.
  • The return is union, as we take the benefits of the labyrinth back into our lives.

From the Labyrinth Guild

The Walk

On the labyrinth, someone may be walking ahead of us at a pace we find difficult to follow. We choose whether to stay behind and walk at their pace, or go around them and honor our own body’s rhythm.

Perhaps we will come face-to-face with a fellow journeyer. Will we greet them, or will we remain within ourselves and continue on the path? There is no right or wrong way; the choice is ours to make.

In moments such as these, the mystery and sacredness of the labyrinth become apparent, as we consider what is important, what we call sacred.

The Design

This labyrinth uses the “Santa Rosa” design, first created by Lea Goode-Harris in 1997 and installed here by Dan Niven of Lynnwood, WA.

This seven-circuit labyrinth is divided into four quadrants. It includes a unique space on the fourth circuit, in line with the mouth of the labyrinth. Called the “heart space,” this area is not walked, but serves as a sacred vessel where you can place symbols of your concerns, needs, or celebrations.

As you walk the labyrinth, you approach the “heart space” from all four directions, allowing you to see these symbols from various points of view.

Please Note:  No alcohol is permitted on our premises at any time.

More About Our Spaces

We have several rooms available for gatherings, as well as a commercial kitchen and ample parking for groups from 5 to 190 people. Weddings, receptions, birthday parties, baby showers, movie screenings, business meetings, and lectures are a sample of the kind of events we can accommodate on our site.

Please Note:  No alcohol is permitted on our premises at any time.

The Sanctuary is a beautiful, intimate space with contemporary stained glass windows. Chairs can be arranged in an arch to face a stained glass window of Puget Sound or face-front to make use of the stage. Overall the sanctuary encompasses 1,880 sq ft.

  • Main room: 31 ft x 47 ft
  • Stage: 21 ft x 12 ft
  • Entry: 15 ft x 12 ft
  • No food or drink allowed in the Sanctuary

  • Padded seating that can be arranged in a variety of configurations.
  • The stage is lit (not for theater) and accessed by two full-length steps.
  • Dimmable lighting throughout.
  • There is a separate entryway outside of the main room which can be used as a welcoming area.
  • Two large-screen TVs that can be connected to laptops (not provided) by HDMI cables
  • Organ (electronic)
  • Steinway grand piano
  • Conga drums
  • The room seats up to about 150 people.

Stuart Hall Measures 22 ft x 31 ft (682 sq ft), this bright room has lots of natural light and ceiling lights provide good lighting.

  • Chairs and round or rectangular tables offer a variety of seating arrangements.
  • The room has ready access to the kitchen.

Measuring 38.5 ft x 31 ft (1,193 sq ft), the Rainbow Room offers space for large-group presentations, dancing, and shows, or the furniture can be arranged for more intimate conversations for moderate-size groups.

  • Seating arrangements include chairs and tables, or sofas that can be arranged for intimate space.
  • There is a baby grand piano in the room.
  • The room has ready access to the kitchen.
  • There is an exterior door that offers direct access from the parking lot. Another door leads to the Labyrinth and Peace Garden.

Measuring 12 ft x 17 ft (204 sq ft), the Harmony Room provides private space for meditation, small meetings or other gatherings.

  • Ten to twelve people can be comfortably seated in a circular arrangement.
  • Entry can be through multi-paned glass French doors from the Rainbow Room or — for a greater sense of privacy — entry can be through a solid door from a hallway off Stuart Hall.

The Vivian Robe Room measures 19.5 ft x 23 ft (448 sq ft). This is a bright yet intimate room that accommodates up to 20 people.

  • Cushioned chairs provide comfortable seating for about 10 people around a large rectangular table. Additional people can be seated around the edge of the room.
  • A small wall-mounted TV can be connected to a laptop by HDMI cable.

About Our Stained Glass

The stained glass windows in the sanctuary and narthex were created in the 1980s by Virgil and Merle Williver. Here are descriptions, written by Virgil and Merle, of the meanings of this beautiful art.

The Sun represents the Supreme Being with love, patience, and understanding for all.

The sun coming up over the mountains represents the birth of life. In this case, the birth of a new day.

The living tree represents the tree of life. Life can be as majestic as the mountains. Life can be beautiful as the free soaring birds on the wing.

Life does present trying times and periods of frustration. This is indicated by the gnarled trunk of the tree and by its windswept branches.

The sailboat also represents a phase of life. Having come through rather turbulent waters, it now proceeds towards calmer waters ahead.

Life has many hidden benefits that aren’t readily apparent. Benefits may be right under our nose without our realizing that they are there. An indication of this is the outline of the fish in the water on the center panel.

Lastly, life must end for all. The fact is that we all must lay down our earthly cloak and return to our maker is indicated by the wind-felled tree at the extreme right. “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away!”

This window represents one of the greatest days in Biblical history! Baby Jesus laying in the manger and Mary kneeling in reverence with Joseph standing solemnly beside her. They are both in awe by the appearance of the star overhead.

Symbolically illustrated in the left panel is the shepherd’s staff and the sheep representing the shepherd and his flock; the right panel illustrates the religious solemnity by the Crown and the Cross.

The flowers in the outer panels indicate the importance and joy of the event!

These windows honor the covenant between the Church, Community, and Native Americans.

The right panel highlights the cultural reverence the Native Americans have for the creatures that are a part of their life. The Totem Pole is an excellent example of this. The eagle on the top of the Totem represents wisdom. The next figure down, the bear, stands for strength. Next is the beaver indicating aptitude and, at the bottom, the whale, standing for a cultural way of life.

The middle panel shows the pristine beauty of the forest. The hills, waterfall, tumbling brook flowing down to the crystal waters below. Here sits a dugout canoe attesting to the ingenuity of the Native Americans.

The majestic bird on the left panel plays an intricate part, n ot only in ritual ceremonies of the Native Americans, but also in our religious beliefs as well. One example is Isaiah 40:31: “they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

These windows are based on symbolism. The crosses on the right and left represent the crosses holding the thieves. The center cross is the cross Jesus was nailed to.

The background of the three center windows was purposely designed to indicate total dismay and despair due to the crucifixion of Jesus.

The two outer windows represent the joy and far-reaching jubilation caused by his resurrection.

This cross utilizes seven of the key Biblical colors.

The dove indicates faith, peace and love.

The fish is symbolic of “fishers of men.”

This church symbol is complete, with the omission of the UCC slogan “that they all are one.” The slogan, normally in the elliptical circle, was intentionally omitted because this window is viewed from both sides. This would have resulted in having the slogan legible from one side only.

In the current case, the slogan is carved in wood immediately above the window.