After many months of planning, engineering and estimating, the time has come for the congregation to dive into the final design specifications and vote to move forward on the renovation of our worship space. Members should have recently received a mailing which outlined the goals and purpose below, as well as gave an overview of cost considerations, our fundraising goal and a look at the Phase II considerations. If you did not receive a mailer, please contact the church office and we will get one out to you!
What's Next? A series of presentations and discussions, listed to the right, are planned to help inform you about the project ahead of the congregational vote at the annual meeting. Then, at the annual meeting on February 10, the congregation will be asked to approve the design and authorize the building committee to ask Rinderknecht to serve as general contractor and seek bids for construction.
Join us for these upcoming Presentations and Forums: Sunday, March 24 Special Congregation Meeting: Vote to enter into contract to do project.
Why Are we Renovating?
Creating A Great Place to Worship The focus of the project is to renew the sanctuary to be a great place for worship as we take care of important maintenance needs.
Create a worship space that supports traditional and contemporary worship.
Install new Parsons organ.
Create chancel area that is flexible, feels closer to the people, and offers more places for communion.
Design a sanctuary that is both traditional and present-day in feel.
Remove asbestos ceiling and floor tiles.
Install new AC and ventilation to supplement existing boiler system.
Our Design Goals Renewing God’s House has been guided by a set of goals and values:
Do it once, do it right. Within reason, renew the building in a way that will last.
“Yes.” When we enter the sanctuary once it is all done, we say, “Yes! The results were worth the effort.”
We took care of basics. The roof works.
The HVAC is comfortable. The spoken word is intelligible and the organ sounds fantastic.
Traditional and Contemporary.
The sanctuary has a traditional feel, yet it also feels current, not dated, or out of date.