We have new chairs! Cushy, beautiful, comfortable chairs. This is getting real, folks! As in, the name tag holder has been installed in the church kind of real. Woohoo! Thanks to the crew who unloaded and brought in the chairs. You're awesome!
I visited the church yesterday, and WOW! It's looking great. Floors are carpeted and tiled, walls are painted, most of the kitchen and bathroom appliances are in. It's mostly finish stuff now, a little welding and painting on the railings, installing the stove. The building team will have a walk-through with the contractor in the next week or so and create a punch list of things to finish and/or fix.
So, you ask, when will we be back in? We don't have a firm date yet. We still have one more building inspection to go, and some things could come up in that inspection that would need to be addressed. That said... mid-July, possibly. Once the inspection happens, we will know more.
In the meantime, take a look at our new home. I think you'll like it!
Some doors are in, cabinets being placed... the finish work has started! Here are some photos of the progress taken by Tom Arnold.
May the 4th be with you... we will get through this and into our renovated building!
The stage in the sanctuary is coming together, and you can really start to see how beautiful and open our renovated sanctuary will be. Here are some photos to whet your appetite! (Plus a couple of photos of the new front entryway.)
More photos from Tom Arnold. Drywall is going up in the kitchen, and the stage is coming together!
JHL is beginning to build the new stage in the sanctuary. Lia Davis sent me a couple pictures of the infrastructure under the stage. Enjoy!
These photos were taken by our own Tom Arnold this week. Progress is being made on the HVAC (heating and cooling) system and the nano-wall, the movable folding wall that will run between the sanctuary and the overflow area and community room.
The Executive Building Team and some of the Building Project Team members had a tour of the construction project earlier in February. The construction crew are running into quite a few questions about things they weren't expecting to find--not surprising in a 125 year old building! Not to mention the renovation that was done after the fire 30 years ago. Randy Copeland, our project manager, with help from Steve Smithers and Kathy Cranmer (yay Steve and Kathy!), is ably fielding the questions and keeping the project on track. When you see Steve or Kathy, be sure to thank them for all the work they're doing!
Here are some photos from the tour.