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Address: 531 5th St., Columbus, IN
Phone Number: 812-379-4491

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Great architecture in a great church

This is not only a very impressive building with a sanctuary worth touring, this is a great church with an outstanding congregation and staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not only a very impressive building with a sanctuary worth touring, this is a great church with an outstanding congregation and staff.

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Columbus, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Great place with very friendly people.....and a very good sermon. We felt just like a couple that has been here for years. Great atmosphere and good parking too. Stop in and visit.... it might become your place to worship all the time.

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e'ville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Didn't go inside, but the grounds in and around the church are worth viewing. Great architecture and interesting things to see. Loved seeing the sunken play ground...how uniquie!

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Racine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We viewed this on the Architectural Tour and we were amazed! The vision that was created by the architect is unique, unlike any other church we seen. So glad we viewed this "adoring" place, a treasure not to be missed!

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Columbus,Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Church , not only being a very beautiful Church building is very friendly , warm and always makes all feel as if they really belong and wanting to return. The Leaders are very good and very informative.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We couldn't see the inside when we were in Columbus, but were definitely glad we got to stop by the church. It's such an interesting design and the Large Arch scultpure across the street makes for an awesome photo.

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This 1964 church is hexagon shaped with communion table in center; has a150' central spire; mostly concrete & glass structure. Definitely different & impressive design!

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Rochester Hills, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Historically significant in this town of amazing architecture, but not appealing inside. A very nice Cranbrook woven tapistry in the Chancel.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We took the Columbus city tour, where an interior tour was the first main stop. One of the claims is that this Eliel Saarinen church was the spark that started modern architecture in the US. We cannot dispute or confirm this, but you can see many amazing innovations that he applied here.

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Cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Hard to believe that this church is 60 years old! It was the first "modern" church built in the United States - designed by Eliel Saarinen. Worth a visit; it is across the street from the Visitor's Center.

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