Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church was one of three religious sites that received design services through the Sacred Places/Civic Spaces initiative—a partnership between the Community Design Collaborative and Partners for Sacred Places to re-envision underutilized, purpose-built religious properties as community hubs. The church is embedded in the surrounding residential fabric of the Cobbs Creek neighborhood, once had a congregation of 700. Today, most of its 150 members travel from outside the neighborhood to attend services. High utility costs and aging infrastructure make the church and Sunday school building costly and challenging to maintain. Having just completed a strategic planning process, the congregation is attuned to the challenges faced by the surrounding community. Community partner ACHIEVEability is eager to increase the impact of its work to improve the lives of residents in the Haddington/Cobbs Creek neighborhood through collaboration with Wharton-Wesley.