The Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation Sanctuary just came out of a nearly six-month renovation project.

“We anticipate a bright future. This has been a rejuvenating process,” Rev. Dr. Nancy Hitt, consulting minister for the church, said.

Members were able to re-enter the sanctuary on Jan. 15, when the congregation held a rededication service.

According to Hitt, the labor for the renovation was done by members of the congregation.

Members of the congregation got together earlier this year to paint the sanctuary.(Courtesy Photo)

The building got panels removed, replaced a front wall that was damaged by water and repainted.

“It has enabled the congregation to step out with new energy,” Hitt said.

She says service at the congregation is non-traditional and welcomes multiple faiths. They also prerecord some services and post them on YouTube.

According to the website, the church’s goal is to engage in personal growth, deepening spiritual development and working to improve the larger community and the world.

While Hitt presides over half of the services conducted at the sanctuary, it invites clergy from other faiths to keep worship diverse.

For more information about the sanctuary, click here for the website.