Much as we might not be comfortable with it,
God rarely puts us on a straight and narrow path.
And our Capital Campaign Projects are no exception!
Some project delays have resulted in us returning
to Worship at our Bell Street Facility
starting Sunday, November 4, 2018
This is later than our hoped-for date, but we are responding responsibly
to the bumps and curves that have been placed along our path.
The good news?
The projects will be completed
using only those funds, which are raised during the Rejoice & Renew campaign
and we are blessed to have a beautiful Family Life Center available to us.
So, for now:
September 9th 10am Rally Day Worship and Picnic @ FLC
September 16th 10am Worship and Sunday School begins @ FLC
*September 23rd 10am Worship, Sunday School and Tour @ Bell Street*
September 30th-October 28th 10am Worship and Sunday School @FLC
There’s been a tremendous volume of work, movement, dust, fire alarms, and crane activity happening at Bell Street! It’s been exciting, hectic, noisy, and occasionally warm or downright hot! We had a very large crane in the parking lot on August 8th. The crane was needed to move the different HVAC units here and there. The steeple has been repaired and there is a new roof on the building. The carpenters for the new Chancel area subflooring have come and gone. They did a beautiful job accommodating our Reflect and Celebrate tribute opportunity and we are so appreciative.
Pretty soon it will be time for the painting and new carpet installation. Three bids for carpet and painting have been reviewed and the contractors for each have been selected. The plaster/paint work in the Sanctuary is contingent upon the completion of the work in the attic and the placement of the last HVAC unit on the roof over the balcony area of our Sanctuary. That unit has been manufactured and is in storage and waiting for the completion of a steel structure that will be put on our roof. The piece of steel, able to support the new 15,000 pound HVAC unit, will improve the structural integrity of our roof. After that is in place, the internal plaster and paint work of the Sanctuary can begin, working from the top down. And lastly, the new carpet will be installed. All of the areas which one would normally consider as Sunday morning Worship Space will receive new plaster, paint and carpet. Those areas include the Lobby, the Fellowship Hall, the hallway which leads to the Choir Room/restrooms, the stairwell to the Sanctuary, the Narthex, Sanctuary, Conference Room, Parents/Infant’s Room, the stairwell to the Balcony, and Balcony.
Our Properties Committee and Capital Campaign Project Leaders are being good stewards of the funds that have been received-to-date. They are scheduling each project as pledge payments are received and are coordinating start and completion timelines – as some of the projects are, as you have read, dependent upon one another. The Rejoice & Renew Capital Campaign is a 3-year endeavor, so there are quite a few projects that will be completed later in 2019 and 2020 – like repaving the parking lot, new Conference Room chairs, and audio/visual and restroom upgrades. Using various gifts of support, we are – together – making all of these projects possible. That support continues to come in all shapes and sizes: praying, volunteering, leading, financially committing. Each of them is just as important as the other and our church is blessed to be the recipient. Thanks be to God!