Bob and Ellen Stamps Community House
Sharing Life in the Community House
The Community House is designed as a multi-purpose building, to be used by many people, in many creative ways. We welcome this. The space, equipment, and amenities have been chosen to provide maximum configurations for play, learning, shared meals and culture, worship and simply relaxing together. We expect that several activities may be occurring simultaneously at any time, as it would in a home.
In a very real sense the Community House is sacred space, set apart for the use of the community to the glory of God. The House is also communal space, shared by many for many purposes. Respectful sharing will inevitably involve creative problem solving and generous hospitality which we hope will be hallmarks of our life together.
Listed here are privileges and responsibilities to guide and support our coming and going. Think of them like traffic rules – they will enable us to navigate the space with maximum effectiveness. These are subject to change as we learn through experience what is needed.
Respect for Residents around Community House
- Please be respectful of the families living in close proximity to the House.
- Instruct your children to use the sidewalk for their bicycle riding and not to drop their bikes on the street.
- Do not park cars in front of resident dwellings. There is a large parking area to the north of the House.
- Be aware that excessive noise or chaos after 8:00 pm is undesirable to close residents.
- Target 10:00 pm as a closing time for events. If events go later into the evening, please exit the building with minimum noise and confusion.
Guests of Access Holders
- Any person (including relative) who gains admittance to the House through an access holder is considered a guest of the access holder.
- The access holder is responsible to ensure guests know and comply with House rules.
- The access holder is responsible for all actions of his/her guests.
The chapel is specifically designed to foster children’s spirituality. Like all other space in the Community House, members of the community are encouraged to use the chapel in creative ways.
- The chapel is not a play area. Children must be accompanied by an adult to be in the chapel.
- The chapel is for children’s events only.
Community House Equipment and Amenities
The equipment in the Community House is there to be used. However, please respect and care for all equipment, knowing that many others will also be using it. Please do not use equipment if you are unsure of how it works. Contact the Community Formation Office and we will happily show you the proper use of all the equipment.
- Use of the kitchen requires thorough cleaning when finished. No leftover food may be stored in the kitchen. Food stored in the kitchen will be removed without notice.
- Use of arts room and equipment must be supervised and left in good order. Art can be hung on designated display spaces only.
- Use of sound/lighting and stage equipment must be arranged through the Community Formation office.
- A security camera is located on the premises for the protection of those using the Community House.
- All doors must be securely closed upon leaving the building.
- The Community House will not be used overnight except with prior arrangement with the Community Formation office.
- Exit and entrance doors will not be left propped open.
- The Community House will be walked through every evening.
- Please report suspicious persons around building to any office of Asbury Seminary.
- Childcare is offered for numerous Community Formation events and is housed in the Community House–these reservations are clearly noted on the calendar and a notice posted on the outside of the door when childcare is in session.
- Due to state law, when childcare is taking place in the Community House, no other events can be scheduled and only vetted childcare workers are allowed to enter the building. For the safety of our children, please respect these reservations and postings.