Pitman United Methodist Church

Pitman, New Jersey

After their historic church was destroyed in a fire, VMA designed a replacement building with a tripartite layout organized by education, worship and fellowship, and which celebrated simplicity and function. Reflecting the rural agrarian community, the exterior was clad primarily in white clapboard with the central, double-height worship space highlighted with the utilization of red barn siding.  The sanctuary features a balcony permitting the space to feel intimate during smaller services but equally capable of hosting the full congregation. In the place of honor above the alter, stained glass which survived the blaze serves as a visual reminder of the resilience of the church and community.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Pitman Congregation Moving Into a Very Holy Home” by Jessica Driscoll. Gloucester County Times, 01 July 2007.
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PROJECT DETAILS

Size: 36,000 sf
Budget: $7.5 million

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Pitman United Methodist Church

Pitman, New Jersey

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