Our new home sits along a finger of the Eastern branch of the Elizabeth River and is surrounded by natural beauty on 9 wooded acres, 4 of which are wetlands. The congregation purchased the office building in April of 2017 and spent the last 15 months completely renovating the space, including the partial removal of the second floor to accommodate the new sanctuary. The total cost of the new building from cornerstone to completion will be $3.8 million.
We have stayed true to our goal to make the space green. Early on we started a “Green Initiative,” which raised $143,000 to make the new building environmentally sound. Features like high-performance windows and LED lighting are just a few of the projects paid for by contributions from environmentally conscious congregation members. Our commitment to environmental issues—both in our building and in the world outside CVUU will continue.
The church is striving to become a “River Star Home” – a pledge program of the Elizabeth River Project for everyone who lives in the Elizabeth River area. Members who take the pledge agree to help the non-profit restore the Elizabeth River to the highest practical level of environmental quality by making good on 7 promises, including not feeding geese and “only rain in the storm drain.” CVUU also plans to join the Pearl Faith Community, a similar pledge-program of the Lynnhaven River Now non-profit, whose goal is to help people of faith recognize and fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship and protection of waterways in Hampton Roads.
Learn about the accessibility of our building and our programs.
The congregation’s office is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. Contact our office.
You can enter CVUU’s spacious parking lot directly from S. Military Highway as well as Drift Tide.
Our large parking lot has 111 spaces with many handicap spaces clearly marked.
Our Google Maps link https://goo.gl/maps/b29oSzsoS8x offers you door-to-door directions for driving, walking, biking, or public transit. Google Maps is aware of the HRT schedule, congestion, construction, and current travel times.
The HRT buses and the Tide provide service. Good bus/bicycle combinations are also possible with HRT.
Farm Fresh and other retailers sell five packs of five day passes for $15. A pass allows unlimited trips on the Tide and buses for the day on which one is activated.
The Military Highway Station is just a few miles from CVUU, west of Military Highway and south of Curlew Drive. The site includes a bus drop-off and a park-and-ride lot consisting of 259 spaces. Access to the station and park-and-ride facility is by way of Corporate and Curlew drives. https://gohrt.com/services/the-tide/stations/military-highway-station/
Note: The Tide light rail does not run Sunday morning, but is useful for evening meetings and returning from meetings on Sunday. On Sundays check gohrt.com for latest schedule.