Ash Lane United Methodist Church
Organized in 1876, Methodists in this part of Tarrant County had met in virtually the same location ever since. As the town of Euless grew around them, the church became landlocked and isolated from the surrounding community by highways and retail development. So, in 2017, Euless First United Methodist Church made a bold decision to relocate their entire campus to a wooded undeveloped site in a residential area about two miles away.
GFF oriented the new building to the surrounding neighborhood, buffered it from a major north-south artery behind a band of thick woods and nestled it into the sloping 6 acre site. A long glulam canopy highlights the entry and facilitates drop-offs and pick-ups of both congregants and preschoolers.
The interior of the 30,000 square foot building is organized around a large common area with all other major components of the program – expandable 300 seat worship, preschool and children’s education classrooms, multipurpose room, adult and youth education rooms, and offices – spinning off of it.
Now known as Ash Lane United Methodist Church, the church looks forward to rejuvenation and growth.