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New Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church Opens on Chicago's Northwest Side
This New Modern, Iconic Design Creates A Community Beacon in Sauganash
By: a+c architects
Situated at 3939 W. Devon on the northwest side of Chicago, the new location places the church closer to its burgeoning membership. The facility is a replacement for the organization's previous Albany Park location and offers three times the old building's floor space and a dedicated parking lot with 140 spaces.
"We are thrilled to give our congregants and their families this much-anticipated, state-of-the-
The design was the result of a close collaboration between a+c and Elim leadership. Clad in a sleek, light-colored limestone, the building represents a deliberate modern departure from the pre-WWII structure the church previously occupied. Characterized by a striking stone and glass enclosure that diagonally angles upward at the main entry of the building, the design unites the outward/public and the inward/spiritual functions of the church's program in a seamless and dynamic contemporary form.
"The new Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church vastly expands accommodation for an active congregation,"
In addition to a 1,200-seat sanctuary and 140 parking spaces, the church offers congregants a 450-seat banquet hall, 14 classrooms and multi-purpose gathering spaces, a bookstore, and a year-round roof deck. A TV / radio recording studio, charity foundation, administrative offices, and guest residence for visiting scholars will provide additional support for the church's mission and activities.
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About Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church
Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church started operations in Chicago in 2001 with a congregation of 500. Today, the church's membership has grown to 900, of which nearly 600 are major members.