This week around the church house…

  • We hope you felt WARM in the building this week! Thanks to the tireless work of Gary Knight, Joe Bircher, John Young, and our team from Blum, the temporary indirect-fired boiler was placed on Friday of last week, powering our church house with the needed heat to keep us warm. Space heaters added a little extra warmth around the building where needed. This arrangement will continue through Sunday, and we’re grateful for your patience throughout it all!

This week, the longer-term temporary boiler arrived on site, and various contractors have been hard at work to complete the needed piping to connect the boiler to the gas meter and to our systems in the building. Because of where the temporary boiler must be placed due to regulations about proximity to the building, the breezeway will not be fully open for walking through from Poplar to Spruce. Both breezeway doors are still accessible and will remain that way, we just won’t be able to walk from one side to the other.

Work has continued on the construction of the new boiler room this week. The concrete stairs that lead from Poplar Street up to the 2nd floor door by the Sanctuary were fully torn out. This is a necessary step in both the boiler room work, as well as preparation for the construction of our new handicapped ramp.

In various spots around the building, construction has continued in its natural progression. The three new bathrooms are moving along on schedule. Truckloads of dirt continue to fill the back end of our property each day!

Thanks for your patience and flexibility in this season of transition!

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