New Horizon United
AV for Youth and
This young congregation enlarged their
building with a large Commons Area, youth classroom and a Great room for
Children's Ministry. The Commons area is used for teen worship events
during the week and for a congregating space (with coffee) on Sundays.
The space will be modified in the future to accommodate the entry to a
larger worship center.
The expansion was designed by Weger +
Associates Architects and built by PJ Hoerr Construction.
The upstairs children's ministry space is
large, open, well lit and flexible. The video system uses wall mounted
plasma monitors. The audio system uses a pair of small format line
arrays to provide even coverage to the whole area.
The locking metal control desk can be
disconnected and moved out of the way when not needed. All the electronics
for both the audio and video system are housed in the desk. A group of
interconnection cables exit the desk and connect to an In/Out panel on the
The acoustic treatment uses 1" thick
fabric covered fiberglass panels.
The downstairs Commons area has two audio
systems that interconnect. One system is a distributed ceiling system
for general announcements, back ground music and audio from video
playback. A push to talk microphone in the snack center allows for simple
announcements. A locking metal equipment rack in the mechanical room houses
the electronics. A DVD player also lives in this rack for feeding the
various flat panel video monitors in the space.
The second system is of a temporary
nature. The electronics are housed in a locking metal desk. The
main speakers are suspended above the stage. The sub woofer sets on
the platform. A line level signal feeds from the desk to the equipment
rack in the mechanical room allow the signal to feed to the overhead ceiling
In the future this second system will be
removed and the majority of parts used for the system in the new worship
center. The entry doors to the new worship center will be where the
stage is presently.
Children's Ministry Great room with video monitor and line array
Mobile desk for children's ministry room.
Commons Area with the snake center in the back.
Youth worship stage in Commons Area, video monitors and speakers up
on the ceiling.
Commons area equipment rack with video monitor for convenience.
Youth worship control desk with video control computer
In Out panel for connecting the mobile desk to the stage system.
One of several flat panel monitors throughout the space.
One of the many overhead ceiling speakers for the Commons Area.