August 31 Progress Report

The journey for our new Fellowship Hall, Adult Education space and extended commons area is continuing as scheduled. What we are calling our All In campaign for Phase 2 has seen great progress in the last few months. And we are anxiously awaiting our occupancy in early 2015.

At present over 90% of the sheetrock is in place and the first coat of paint has been applied. A majority of the heating/cooling and sprinkler system is completed and soon power to the building will be turned on to satisfy the building temperatures for the finishing material to start.

The exterior will see its completion as well as the playground, landscaping, water feature, parking area and sidewalks will be completed.

Even though this news is exciting for each of us today, it quickly takes second place as we move past the brick and mortar, the carpet and light fixtures to the opportunities that await us for ministry.

Rather than only hearing 28,000 sq ft, 17 adult education rooms and the potential of seating 500 at round tables in the fellowship hall — I’m more excited to speak to you about lives that will be changed because of the transformation power of the gospel.

Just as God has used our present facilities for the past 112 years and literally thousands of children, students and adults have made personal commitments to follow Christ and literally thousands as well have served and ministered in the name of Jesus–

So it will be that as we continue to follow the Lord in this next phase that the lost will be saved, the saints will become sanctified and the Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified.

Thank you for your prayers, your sacrificial giving and your patience as we move through this phase together and anticipate all the great things our Lord will do.

June 25, 2014

The Lord continues to bless the progress of the work being done on our Phase 2 project.  This new ministry facility will provide opportunity for over 500 people to be seated at banquet tables or over 700 people to be arranged for large conference and meetings in the fellowship hall.

This new ministry facility will also accommodate 17 adult Sunday School rooms, an elevator, large restrooms on 1st and 2nd floor and an extended commons area.

The fireproofing in the remainder of the building continues this week, as well as the installation of the fire sprinkler system.   Framing walls and duct work in fellowship hall will begin around June 30th.

Perhaps the most notable at this point is the exterior brick.  In addition, much of the ceiling electrical and plumbing is progressing.

We anticipated the Lord doing great things as we look forward to its opening at the end of 2014.  Continue to pray for the workers safety, the work progress and the faithfulness and generosity of the giving.