Buildings and Property
Page Renovation in progress 06-11-17
Stepping Stone Recap
- History of St. Joseph Master Plan (Oct. 9, 2016)
- Location Location Location (Oct. 2, 2016)
- Changes and Growth (Oct. 23, 2016)
- A Sacred Place (Oct. 30, 2016)
- A Stream Runs Through It (Nov. 6, 2016)
- Let Us Pray (Nov. 13, 2016)
- Realizing a Dream Town Hall Meetings Recap (Feb. 12, 2017)
- Reverence and Space (Mar. 5, 2017)
The buildings and property we enjoy have been given to us by God. Through responsible stewardship, we maintain, increase and pass them on to future generations for God to continue to bless us. It is the
DeBriyn Center (2012)
The Chapel Center and Education Facility was the initial phase to relocate the parish from our previous location on Lafayette (see History) Completed in 2002 at a cost of $5,234,198, this 46,600 ft2 facility includes our Chapel Center, which seats 550; two folding walls open to Corry Hall (cafeteria) and the Youth Room to increase capacity to 999.
Our Education Facility provides room for our ongoing ministries which include St. Joseph School (3 years - 7th Grade), Religious Education & Formation for children, youth and adults, Praise and Worship, Adoration, fraternal groups, Fundraising events and much more! There's always something going on...
The Norm and Caroline DeBriyn Center was conceived following the payoff of the Chapel Center in October 2007. The parish's growth from 1100 families in 2002 to 1625 by 2009 dictated the need for more meeting space and a larger gathering space. Budgeted at $3,000,000, this 20,780ft2 Center will provide a dynamic and flexible space for any number of parish activities–social, educational, and spiritual–for all members of our church community, as well as enhance the scope and variety of the educational experiences for our school students.
The Phase II Core Team is excited to share our progress with you on the new Norm and Caroline DeBriyn Family Life Center. Once completed in February 2012, the DeBriyn Center will house our Art and Music rooms, four (4) Meeting/ Classrooms, Offices, a catering/ serving area, Lobby and an Activity Center for sports (basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, PE, etc) and receptions/large gatherings.
Groundbreaking was held on April 4, 2011! The design is by architects Hight-Jackson Associates, PA of Rogers with Commerce Construction as our general contractor. At 20,780 square
The Norm and Caroline DeBriyn Family Life Center is COMPLETE!
We received our Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Fayetteville.
MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND ALL
Who So Generously Helped Build the
Norm & Caroline DeBriyn Activity Center.
This Center Is A Reality Because of You. May All Who Use This Space Remember You in their Prayers, Sportsmanship and Fellowship, and
GIVE GLORY TO GOD
Watch to see the 'construction in action'! :
Natural Playground Project Design Layout
Our playgrounds have been developing over time, primarily through the St. Joseph School PTO. Our current project is a 'natural' playground in the lower play area.
"...in these kinds of places the experience of the natural world becomes an intrinsic part of the child who experiences it...naturalistic elements can be woven together to create a variety of physical and mental challenges while at the same time giving children the experience of immersion in the natural world."
David Slawson, Childrens' Adventure Garden, Garvan Gardens, Hot Springs.
While designing the Children's Adventure Garden, a child development/environmental education expert from St. Paul, MN, came and gave input on what children really need. She said most playgrounds are, unfortunately, created out of an adult's often mistaken idea of what stimulates children to play (for example, the use of bright primary colors and plastic molded features such as dinosaurs), but in
Constructed for our younger children, this play area has developed over the years. In 2002, while the Chapel Center was under construction, the main equipment was placed. This caused some water issues, so a french drain was installed. A couple years later, the canopy was erected for shade. A few years more, and the concrete
The parish owns the property to the east across the creek. Two Eagle Scout bridges cross the creek to the undeveloped 7 acres bounded by trees and covered in native grasses,