March 1, 2018

ICYMI: Feasibility study planned for church's land

Immanuel Lutheran Church purchased this eight acre plot of land, located at Evergreen Road and Linfield Avenue, in 2006, planning to build a new church.

A feasibility study is underway for an eight acre plot of land owned by a Woodburn church.

Immanuel Lutheran Church originally purchased the land at Evergreen Road and Linfield Avenue to build a new place of worship. A grant is helping them consider other ways to use the land.

The Woodburn Independent reports:
 

Immanuel Lutheran Church has secured funding from the Meyer Memorial Trust to launch a feasibility study for potential uses of its eight acres of land located at Evergreen Road and Linfield Avenue.

The land was originally purchased in 2006 as a future home for Immanuel Lutheran.

According to Terri Gonzalez, chair of Immanuel Lutheran's building team, "Since 2016, we heard from dozens of stakeholders, individually and at two community forums, who called for a multi-cultural, multi-generational community services, spiritual and gathering space. This led to a short list of priority uses, including early learning classrooms, a senior center / meal site, spiritual center, commercial kitchen and meeting hall."

There is strong support for both an indoor and outdoor space for community members to host meetings, events and community gatherings, a press release from the church stated.

To learn more about the church's plans, read on.