Fall Creek Opens Event Center
The Event Center at Fall Creek, operated by the Fall Creek Church, opened on Sabbath, Nov. 30, 2013, to serve East Lane County communities in rural Oregon.
Sponsored, built and operated by the 85-member congregation of the Fall Creek Church, the 4,000-square-foot building is commissioned as a venue for uplifting concerts and programs, family activities, community events, ministerial retreats, and evangelism.
The building was designed under the guidance of former Fall Creek Church member Ronna Hayden, a professional interior designer, and built by Cedric R. Hayden, current Fall Creek Church member and deacon, a dentist and general contractor. David McCoy, district pastor, provided constant encouragement and support during the seven-year project. The center reflects the architecture of the adjacent 109-year-old Adventist Sanctuary, which was historically, in the early 1900s, known as the Fall Creek Unity Methodist Church. Both structures stand on the beautiful six-acre church campus adjacent to scenic Fall Creek, site of many baptisms.
Prior to the opening exercises, former Lowell Mayor Warren Weathers toured the building, and stated, "It will be a fine addition to the community."
Faye Stewart, Lane County commissioner, also toured the facility during the Christmas season and said, "The building is a beauty and will be a gem of an addition to our community."
Head elder and current scheduler Randy Meyer engaged the Weimar Quintet for the first concert in the Event Center and has confirmed a number of events to be held in the near future. The event schedule and other news can be seen on the Fall Creek SDA Facebook page.