Week 5 Update
The photos may not look much different, but the work continues to go well. The remodel is starting to get into the detail phase as drywall is finished and painting begins next Monday. Wiring continues and equipment is being staged for installation.
Controls to remotely dim lights have been installed and configured with keypads for wall control. Electrical for the projectors has been rough installed. The trench on the right side of the sanctuary now has conduit for audio-visual wiring and is ready to be filled when concrete for the steps is poured.
We're also excited to reveal an expansion to the project! As we continue to monitor the budget, we have been able to allocate funds to extend the project beyond the sanctuary walls. The new carpeting and paint from the sanctuary will continue into the narthex overflow area. Additionally, the front entrance will be upgraded and will include new doors with automatic motorized ADA accessibility.
Come check up on the progress first hand and worship with us as we conclude our Under Construction series with the Week 5 theme: "Building on a Firm Foundation." Saturday at 5pm & Sunday at 8:30am and 10:45am.
Week 4 Update
Work continues to stay on track in our Sanctuary Remodel. This week nearly all of the drywall has been hung and the mudding/finish work is close to being completed. Concrete forms for the new steps have been built and laid out. The cross has been removed from the back wall while it awaits its rehanging with greater prominence later in the project.
Projector mounts are being installed on the balcony railing. Additional lighting brackets are also being fabricated so new lights can be installed next week. The lower level sound rack is being put together and configured while our main sound engineer explores the functions of the master sound board.
If you haven't had a chance to worship in the gym, join us this week. The reviews from our attendees have been overwhelmingly positive. We worship Saturday at 5pm & Sunday at 8:30am and 10:45am. This week's Under Construction theme will be "Caution: God at Work." See you there!
Week 3 Update
God is blessing the progress in the Sanctuary as the project continues. Both front wing walls are now framed-in which allows a glimpse of what the front of the church will look like. The majority of the drywall installation is now finished.
We anticipate the rough inspection to take place early next week. Electrical work continues as well to prepare for the new projectors, updated audio equipment, and modified lighting.
Many AV components are arriving in advance of installation to facilitate testing and rough fitment. In addition to how well things are going, the construction is ahead of schedule and costs are on target according to our project manager.
We continue to worship in the gym and invite you to join us this weekend for Week 3 of our "Under Construction" series: Building Up One Another.
Week 2 Update
A lot has changed in your church in only a week. We've moved on from demolition and into new construction. The new walls are being built up behind the altar with the left wall already framed in and the beginnings of the right wall in motion.
Drywall is being installed and electrical work has begun. Markings have been made in preparation for the new concrete footprint of the front steps. In the midst of this, we had a successful first weekend of worship in the gym and its clear that God has blessed us with an excellent temporary worship space.
We hope you'll worship with us again in the gym this weekend as we continue to discover what it means to be Under Construction by God with this week's theme: Rough Pavement.
Week 1 Update
Things got quickly underway in Week 1. It's been a productive week! Demolition has begun. Pews have been pulled out with many finding wonderful new homes. Carpet has been lifted and all furnishings have been removed. Along with the demolition came the move into the gym for worship for the coming weeks. It will be a different environment, but we hope in the Lord for the return into the beautified sanctuary.
This is the first of our weekly updates. Check back here each week to stay up-to-date on your church remodel.
The current altar will be reused and the cross will be suspended over the altar. Tile will be laid in the center of the chancel surrounded by carpet to give dimension to the altar. Two 159-inch screens will be placed on new angled walls to the left and right of the altar (see designs). The steps will be reconfigured and will extend further into the sanctuary. The pulpit and lectern will become one "place of the Word" and a new baptismal font will be placed in the center as shown. The communion rail will be at the lowest level for accessibility and will be removable for flexibility.
New solid oak pews will replace the old pews and will be angled for more of a community feel (see designs). The front row will be movable chairs for flexibility including handicap accessibility and new chairs will be placed in overflow area (behind the glass) as well. The sanctuary will be brightened by ensuring all furnishings are a lighter stain color along with walls being drywalled and painted in light colors. New carpet will be installed throughout.
Existing ceiling light fixtures will be retrofitted with dimmable LED bulbs to facilitate increased brightness, energy efficiency, and added control. Additional wash and spot lighting will be installed to highlight the chancel and persons in that space. These updates coupled with lightened finishes will bring a new sense of brightness to the sanctuary.
The sound equipment will be updated with new speakers, sound mixers, and wiring. Instead of TVs, projection will be used for the front screens. Two projectors will be installed at the back to fill the two 159" screens at the front. Wiring will be updated and chase-ways will be installed for future updates and changes.