United Church Undergoing $2.4 Million Renovation

A tall crane is on the job for the major renovation project underway at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. Photo by David Elton


The United Church of Los Alamos is under construction. The $2.4 million renovation project includes most of the campus, including the Christian Education Building, Sanctuary, Thrift Shop and parking lots at 2525 Canyon Road. 

An elevator and atrium are being installed in the Christian Education Building.

The church had a successful fund raising campaign earlier this year that has allowed it to proceed with this major project. The campaign began with a visioning group that met in 2009.

It was determined that The United Church needed to improve accessibility to its buildings. However, the project grew to also include enhancing the facilities and unifying the entire campus.

The theme for the project is “Building A Way for Everyone.” Along with providing improved accessibility for members and friends, the church wanted to also improve the facilities for the many groups and organizations who meet there each week, including Canyoncito Montessori. 

“So ‘Building A Way for Everyone’ extends beyond this congregation to the community of Los Alamos, of which we are privileged to belong and serve,” said the Rev. David Elton, senior pastor of the United Church of Los Alamos. “While we are having to juggle room schedules, our weekly services, children and youth programs, classes and other events will continue each week throughout the fall.”

Photo by David Elton

The United Church of Los Alamos is a multi-denomination congregation that was charted in 1947. The denominations who make up this church are the Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ, Christian Church, American Baptist, Reformed Church in America, and Moravian. The United Church is commitment to providing meaningful worship services and education opportunities each week; and supporting local, state, national and international missions in order to further to gospel of Jesus Christ.

For information, visit www.unitedchurchla.org



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