Water’s Edge United Methodist Church
The Water’s Edge United Methodist Church opened its doors in 2018 and serves the far western portion of Omaha, Nebraska. Positioned just off U.S. Highway 6, the sleekly-designed building is conveniently accessible and houses the 1,000+ member congregation.
The facility now has a multi-purpose area for worship, classrooms, and a gathering space. The gathering space allows of opportunities for fellowship and connection with other congregants. The materials within the church were carefully chosen to reflect the church’s theme of “water’s edge” with flowing ceiling elements, reclaimed wood, open spaces, and a stage designed to emulate a boat in the children’s area.
IP Design Group first provided acoustical measurements of the existing worship space to obtain a better understanding of the current acoustical parameters. Acoustic measures of the area surveyed:
- Reverberation time
- Speech intelligibility
- Background noise
- Sound pressure
Photography credit: Kessler Photography