It was on May 4th last year when we held our churchwide Vision Event, where we all had a chance to review and ask questions about what improvements we believe are important to make to our physical structure meet the needs of our current and future spiritual missions. Within one year we are now ready to begin to realize that Vision.
On April 6, 2015 we launch the construction and renovation activities for the Fellowship Hall area. As a reminder, those Phase 1 modifications include:
- A new and more accessible Ladies’ bathroom that will have three stalls.
- A new mechanical room for the Fellowship Hall air conditioning and heating unit.
- A new, larger storage room for the church’s kitchen activities
- A small storage room for the musical instruments used in Worship Services meeting in the Fellowship Hall. Currently the equipment is being stored behind the coat rack in the Fellowship Hall.
- A small office area for the church’s custodian.
Due to the complexity and correlation of these changes to the overall project from an engineering perspective, the Construction & Renovation Committee has agreed to have the General Contractor, Kjellstrom & Lee, begin their project management role now. Construction is expected to take 4 to 5 weeks. We do not anticipate any parking impact for the church or our neighbors during this phase. However, if the General Contractor determines that any impact on parking will be experienced, we will communicate to everyone as soon as we are aware.
Nelson Melton, Chairman of the Construction & Renovation Committee, has reviewed with Frances Mathews, Tabernacle Child Care Center Director, where in the Fellowship Hall the children will eat lunch during this period of construction. The Committee members will also be working with the General Contractor to be fully aware of all church activities on the calendar to ensure minimal inconvenience during this construction. Please be certain that all of your activities are on the church calendar so that we plan use of our space effectively.
Please do not hesitate to use our God-Sized Vision mailbox located on the table in our Meadow Street entrance foyer to ask any questions that you might have. Our committee members will respond to you in a timely manner. Also continue your prayers for our Construction & Renovation Committee leaders, as well as for work safety during construction. Your prayers are an important component of the overall success of our endeavors!