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Owasso First United Methodist Church
Owasso, Oklahoma

Phase two of this project was to finish out the second floor with children and youth spaces. The children’s Sunday School is based on a rotational model. Students are rotated each Sunday into a different classroom that has a different theme. They are presented with similar Bible lessons from the unique perspective of that classroom. We worked with the teachers and the design committee to provide a variety of environments.

There is a medieval castle where drama productions are staged, there is a space ship where the computer lab is installed, there is a fifties diner where children are introduced to cooking and nutrition, there is a ‘40’s movie theatre for films, etc.. All of this was done with an eye toward creating the wonder that can catch a child’s imagination. The youth group was provided a skiing chalet theme (the youth group takes an annual ski trip). There is a gathering place complete with fireplace and a modest kitchen. There is a gathering room for musical presentations and generally hanging out. There is also an upstairs game room so that kids have a place to come after school.