We are grateful to have a spacious sanctuary, comfortable parish hall, and outdoor patio. These spaces are our shared home as a congregation, and we are glad to share them with our neighbors. If you'd like to explore renting the sanctuary, parish hall or outdoor grounds for celebrations, meetings, or other gatherings, please contact our office.
Our sanctuary and parish hall are both accessible for people using wheelchairs or with other mobility needs. Our sanctuary has chairs rather than pews, and they do not have arms. We can easily rearrange chairs to help you be more comfortable in the space, and are happy to do so; please the office know what you need.
The Church Building was designed by the architectural firm of Ratcliff, Slama & Cadwalader and is noted for the bell-curved vault of its wood-paneled sanctuary formed of free-span laminated beams. It is reminiscent of architect Bernard Maybeck's Hearst Hall (1899) on the University of California Berkeley campus which unfortunately burned down in 1922.
The primary use of the Church Building is for worship, weddings, concerts, plays, memorial services, Eagle Scout Court of Honor, and other community gatherings. However, the movable chairs allow for different configurations or the elimination of all chairs for events such as Vacation Bible Camp and large parish dinners.
Also located in the Church Building are the sacristy, nursery, restrooms, church offices, and the narthex.
The Parish Hall building was completed in 2003. There are three meeting rooms: the Parish Hall, the Plaza Room and the Redwood Room. There is a kitchen, rest rooms, and a storage closet. These rooms are used for Sunday School classes, adult formation classes, receptions after weddings and funerals, AA meetings, and other gatherings. It is also used for smaller parish dinners and Sunday morning coffee hours depending on the weather. It is also used to house unhoused families with the Warm Winter Nights Shelter for two weeks each year.
Center of Gravity, a local STEM-based school, offering preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten shares our facility. We are delighted to get to share our campus with such wonderful neighbors!
Grounds & Gardens
At Church of the Resurrection, our sacred space is located outside our sanctuary walls just as much as inside them! Neighbors are most welcome to come enjoy the grounds — folks often walk their dogs through the orchard, swing by on a lunch break to walk our outdoor labyrinth, catch up with a friend or savor a few minutes of silence on one of our shady benches, or quite literally stop to smell the roses.
Teenagers planted an orchard on our church property more than 30 years ago as an Eagle Scout project, and it has grown to be one of our primary annual outreach efforts. We are also delighted and grateful to be able to tend a vineyard on our campus.