Three physical elements share highest symbolic significance
in the Christian Reformed Faith: the Communion Table,
the Pulpit, and the Baptismal Font. All architectural
considerations have been aimed at focusing on these
elements, not only within the Sanctuary itself,
but from any point within or without the building.
The congregation’s concentric seating arrangement
(which allows persons to face one another instead
of backs of heads), the dished floor, the walls,
the entrances, aisles, openings to Narthex and Courtyard,
all reinforce this theme.
Finally, the roof form itself, with resultant
admission of natural light, completes in the third
dimension the planning emphasis.
The simple six-sided pitched roof has been so
placed over the eccentric focal area as to naturally
cause the supporting walls to increase in height
as they surround the Sanctuary from rear to front.
In addition, the two foremost segments are raised
upward for even greater height and, ultimately,
to frame a great light scoop which captures the
southern sunlight in the daytime and allow the
passerby some nighttime interest.