This past weekend, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas had its dedication liturgies for its new building. In addition to being the largest United Methodist Church in the nation, the building was designed to be intentionally sacramental and to evangelize through its design. Readers may be interested in the importance placed on baptismal furniture (both the font and the “stoop” for people to sign themselves whey enter the space) and the centrality of the altar within the space. Additionally, the building features the largest single image stained glass window in the world.
Next week, following the formal opening of the building, Pray Tell Blog will have an article featuring the architecture firm, Fr. Richard Vosko, the liturgical consultant, and information about the building and the building process from the church itself. Until then, you can tour the facility via pictures from The Kansas City Business Journal.