Building Use Policies
Chapel of the Cross buildings and our commitment to the community
Our new parish house has changed the way we minister to the parish and the community. When we started exploring how to most effectively open our building and ourselves to others, we set four major goals:
- Care for, protect, and cherish our new parish house
- Help the parish embrace the space and feel at home in it
- Serve the community; practice hospitality; fill gaps
- Provide a service that people will pay for and diversify our revenue stream
We developed policies that apply to parishioners, non-profits and service organizations, as well as users hosting large catered events. Like any good host, we worked to balance security and maintenance issues with hospitality and graciousness.
The response has been very gratifying. We’ve partnered with local churches, an array of non-profits, University student and staff groups, community organizations, and the Town of Chapel Hill. We’ve had wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. We’ve met all kinds of wonderful people.
If you are interested in renting space for your non-profit, university, or community group, please read our policies and request form. If you want to host a large catered event, such as a wedding reception, large celebration, or fundraising dinner, check out our policies for catered events and our list of approved caterers.