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1 2 JOIN PARTNERS How You Can Help 3 4 Everything you need to care for your sacred place is available when you join Partners for Sacred Places, including a list of experts on everything from steeples and clock towers to slate roofs to architects who understand your congregation’s needs. 5 6 For over twenty years, Partners for Sacred Places has been the one to turn to for advice, expertise, and inspiration. Partners’ members receive: 7 9 8 10 • Information Clearinghouse access – search and browse through a unique collection of books, tutorials, and research that focuses on older houses of worship. • The Professional Alliance Directory, a nationwide directory of firms that are expert in the field of restoration and care of historic religious buildings. • Sacred Places magazine, published up to four times a year. Partners’ Arts in Sacred Places program is off to a running start, having secured its first alliance this past October between Philadelphia’s First Baptist Church and Azuka Theatre (part of the Off-Broad Street consortium). These photos show the transformation of a seldom-used prayer room into a theatre that Azuka and its partners will use all year long. Many Thanks to • Andre Brackens and Kris Calvert, CMA Architecture, Forth Worth, TX, a Partners’ Professional Alliance member • Carmine Carapella, Carapella Design Studio, Pittsburgh, PA • David E. Gall, AIA, Winston-Salem, NC, a Partners’ Professional Alliance member • Emanuel Kelly, FAIA, Kelly/Maiello, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, a Partners’ Professional Alliance member • Invitations to regional workshops featuring speakers on energy efficiency, stained glass, major donor programs, and more This year, members at the Donor Circle Level of $125 will receive • Sacred Places in Transition, a helpful guide for involving architects in thinking about the use of spaces in your sacred place. Available as a CD. Or, at the Donor Circle Level of $200, members will receive the • Maintenance Manual, a workbook that includes checklists, organizers, and information for you to maintain your sacred property. Join congregations across the country with a membership to Partners for Sacred Places! For more information, please contact us at partners@sacredplaces.org or use the enclosed envelope to join today. who have donated their time to New Dollars/New Partners for Your Sacred Place training in 2011. Sacred Places • Fall 2011 • 4