The innovative design and beauty of the Bigelow Chapel was consecrated on September 14, 2004. As a nondenominational religious building, the chapel is a profound statement of God’s presence and mystery in the world.
Sacred Space of Many Uses
In addition to twice-weekly Community Worship services, the chapel is a site for public lectures, musical concerts, liturgical dance, art exhibitions and chancel drama. Its distinctive architecture and grace evoke a sacred space for ecumenical worship, ritual and meditation. Available for weddings, memorial services and other special events, the chapel is an intimate space for groups of 20–40 people and has a 200-seat capacity.
Construction of the Bigelow Chapel was made possible by a generous initial gift from United alumna Mary Bigelow McMillan in honor of her parents, Charles H. and Allison Bigelow.
The addition, the Bigelow Chapel Courtyard, as part of the Milestones and Memories project, was underwritten by Mort and Alice Mortenson.