The building committee is anticipating receiving the Organ assessment report soon. Along with that, the building assessment conducted by Knapp-Warden should also be available so that the committee can start to absorb the enormous amount of information from these documents. After our Committee study is complete, we are planning to share the information in these reports with the larger congregation in the fall when the majority of parishoners return from summer vacations, the various small groups re-convene etc.
As an outreach, I did attend with Pastor Leroy and Pastor Steve their recent visit to the folks living in Methwick-Manor. I gave them a top-level overview of the building committee activities from the past year as well as what we are expecting to achieve during 2015. If there are any other small groups that would be interested, please let me know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), a note, or in person on any Sunday (I usually Usher or Greet at the 9 a.m. service). Or, let the church office know and I’ll get the message.
As a reminder, the weekend of May 2-3 we are planning to have Locus Architect here at FLC attending all worship services, viewing our activities before and after church in the Narthex and during Sunday Morning Learning time10:15-11 a.m. Locus will then meet with the building committee and Church Staff before they head out and return to Minneapolis.
Finally, as mentioned at the Annual meeting, a Building Committee Suggestion Box has been placed at the Information Desk. We have received some very good comments from a number of you already via the Suggestion Box and those inputs have been shared with the Committee. Feel free to drop in your ideas as they come to mind over the coming months. Also, a web version of the Annual Meeting building committee update presentation is available on the FLC Website. Please review as this is intended to reach out to those who could not make the annual meeting in person.
Looking ahead: 2015 will be a deciding year for FLC as we tackle immediate church structure needs, assess our deferred maintenance status and couple in our plans for the pre-programming stage and eventual modifications. Stay tuned…things are looking up!
As a monthly reminder, we continue to receive suggestions for building improvements in the main areas of Nave, Narthex, welcoming and outside community appeal as well as the obvious issues of our roof and carpeting. We also are aware of the temperature situation in the Sanctuary and even though this particular RFP action described above is strategic-in-nature for future building enhancements, we realize that the word "building" is in our committee name and your concerns have a path to Church leadership through us and the Church Council. Please keep your voice engaged by talking with any of the Committee members.
God Bless, Tom Schamberger, Chair
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails. - Pvb. 19:21