Jesus taught, “you cannot put new wine into old wineskins…” New wine needs new wineskins, renewed joy needs renewed vessels.
Building Renewal Update
July 21, 2017
There are many projects under way, and many details in process for the building renewal. It is important to share the news and keep you up to date. Here are a few highlights of the projects that are underway and their status:
- Stained glass restoration – The restoration company workers are back from their break and have resumed the restoration work. As the work resumes, you will most likely see scaffolding inside the sanctuary in the next couple of weeks.
- Pew chairs – The pew chairs for the first six, center rows in the sanctuary will be delivered this week. The pews will be removed and stored, and then the pew chairs will be set up. The pew chairs will support the Saturday night worship, allow for us to host the Monday worship and community meal in the sanctuary during the construction, allow for better use of the space for events and provide flexibility for worship. They will match the pews and when linked together will look and function like the pews.
- Lighting system – This week the new dimmers were installed, replacing the old dimmers that were no longer serviceable. With the dimmer installation, electrical upgrades were also performed for the sanctuary and for our transitional needs (like upgraded electric service to support the coffee makers that will be in the lower narthex).
- Building hours changed – On Mondays the church building will be open from 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. During the week, the building will be open for meetings and Bible studies, but only ½ hour before the event. The building will be open on Saturday for worship and Sunday mornings for worship and faith formation, as always.
Renewed Joy, Renewed Vessels Capital Appeal Materials
Building Renewal Architect Images
To see the architect renderings of the new facility, download this pdf.
Building Renewal Task Force
Hazel Reinhardt, chair