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Mar. 28 - Aspen Group and Felder & Associates to celebrate groundbreaking for Richmond Hill United Methodist Church new church

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

March 28, 2017 – Local commercial architects, Felder & Associates, a Savannah firm founded in 2012 which specializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building and neo-traditional building, has been selected by the Richmond Hill United Methodist for its new church.

The church held a groundbreaking on  for its new 14,000 sq ft Ministry Center, a $3.5 million project, this past Sunday, March 26.

And Aspen Group was selected as the construction general manager, led by Stephen M. Cruze, senior project manager. Aspen Group is a ministry-focused design/build/furnish firm with more than a decade of experience building churches in the Midwest and Southeast states. Aspen’s mission is to create space for ministry impact.

Felder & Associates has a staff of LEED accredited architects and interior designers who focus on sustainability.  The firm is a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Historic Savannah Foundation. The firm is nationally connected in the American Institutes of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers and the United States Green Building Council. Felder & Associates recently completed the Grey restaurant in the former Greyhound bus depot in the Savannah historic district.

The new Ministry Center will provide facilities for the growing needs of the congregation and community. The $3.5-million project includes a fellowship hall to seat 400 people and a commercial kitchen; a worship space for the Church’s contemporary worship service; a youth center that will accommodate 120 youth; and office space. The project will also include modifications to the current fellowship hall to convert the space into a nursery area and music suite.

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler participated in the event with RHUMC Senior Pastor Dr. Glenn Martin, UMC Coastal District Superintendent Wayne Moseley, chairperson of the building committee Mary Ann Henderson, chairman of the finance committee Bob May, and other church officials for the ceremony, along with representatives from the Aspen Group and Felder & Associates.

Richmond Hill United Methodist Church is located at 9050 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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