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    Overall view of chancel renovation.

  • image Chancel and communion kneeling rail.
  • image Woodwork and moveable communion table.
  • image Organ console.
  • image Organ installation was featured by American Organist magazine.
New Organ InstallationVineville United Methodist Church, Macon


Area:existing chancel
Builder:Warren Associates, Macon, GA
Owner:Vineville United Methodist Church, Macon, GA

MBS Architects worked carefully with Goulding & Wood, the builders of this organ. This 59 rank organ installation became Opus 48 for the Indianapolis-based company. McLees, Boggs & Selby worked with Goulding & Wood to coordinate the design of the visible portions of the organ so that it would complement the church's newly-renovated chancel. We also worked with the firm to provide structural reinforcement and other modifications to the pipe chamber located behind the exposed pipe case.

In addition to the organ installation, MBS Architects worked with Vineville church staff and with acoustical engineer, David Egan, to develop the chancel so that it could be used to enhance worship in multiple configurations. All chancel furniture and some dividing partitions are removable. This allows the organ console to be relocated. It also allows two grand pianos to be installed on the platform. There are also possible chancel configurations to support weddings and funerals, communion services, and drama presentations.

MBS Church Clients

  • Christ Chapel SportsTowne
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • First Baptist Church of Christ
  • Forest Hills United Methodist Church
  • Highland Hilles Bsptist Church
  • Ingleside Baptist Church
  • New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
  • Liberty United Methodist Church
  • Martha Bowman United Methodist Church
  • Medical Center of Central Georgia Chapel
  • Vineville United Methodist Church
Other Area Churches
  • Antioch Baptist Church, Barnesville
  • Beyond the Wall Baptist Church, Jeffersonville
  • Bonaire United Methodist Church
  • Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Warner Robins
  • Haddock Baptist Church
  • Lizella Baptist Church
  • Musella Baptist Church
  • Monticello Baptist Church
  • Monticello United Methodist Church

Featured Projects

This worship portfolio page features the new organ installation at the Vineville United Methodist Church in Macon. Also included are three other projects that provide a good representation of our church work. These include the 1700 seat Worship Center at Ingleside Baptist in Macon; the Xtreme Kids facility also at Ingleside Baptist Church; and the renovation of the 1850 sanctuary of Christ Episcopal Church in Macon. Click on the associated photos to learn more about each project.

Ingleside Worship Center

This 1700 seat facility has a number of features to facilitate worship by large groups, including significant lighting and audio-visual enhancements and a platform-level baptistry.

Ingleside Xtreme Kids

Kidz Place at Ingleside Baptist Church includes an innovative worship area, a gymnasium, video games, and food service – all of which reinforce the "Xtreme Kids" theme.

Christ Episcopal Church

The renovation of this 1850 church resulted in a completely reworked chancel area, a relocated baptistry, and a new tracker organ – now postioned in the gallery of the church along with the choir.