Frequently Asked Questions

Is there childcare?
Yes! During services and at some events. Enter into Religious Exploration through the glass door to the left and behind you. Go through Sophia Fahs Commons and into the vestibule beyond. Beatrix Potter Childcare is to the left.

Is there a cry room?
Not specifically, but the service is streamed to other spaces within the building. You might want to retreat to the cozy fireside room.

Where are the restrooms? Diaper-changing facilities?
The restrooms are color-coded in blue on the Floor Plan. The main ones are down the north hallway just beyond the nametag cabinet. There are also 3 unisex/family restrooms. Diaper changing stations are available in RE, Childcare, and the family bathroom. All restrooms are totally accessible.

Are assisted listening devices available?
Yes. These are available at the Welcome Table, just inside the entry doors.

How can I find people to carpool with?
Check out the sign-up sheet at the kiosk in the Gathering Hall. 

What is a welcoming congregation?
This means that we have taken intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities

Is there someplace that I can smoke?
In one designated place only: Cross the driveway from the entrance and follow the asphalt path to about halfway down the lower parking lot. There’s a sign and ash receptacle there.

Is WiFi accessible?  
Yes. You can find the password under the clock in the Margaret Fuller Conference Room.

Is the building be available for use by members and outside groups?
Yes. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are dogs allowed?
Regrettably, no. Except for service dogs.

Why no solar panels?
The building is “solar ready” in that the roof was constructed to hold enough panels to power the whole building,  and conduits are in. Since we couldn’t afford everything at once, we decided to wait on the panels since we can add them later when they are more efficient and cost less. This is currently being explored.

Who designed the building?
Corey Martin and THA Architecture (since renamed Hacker) in Portland.

What are the materials?
Western Red Cedar, inside and out. Concrete floor except for the stage and Linus Pauling Hall which are white oak. Welded tuff for the walls.

How many square feet?
17,870 sq ft

How many people does the Sanctuary seat?
216 very comfortably, plus 30 on stage. We can also expand into the Gathering Hall through the great doors.    


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