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Design Advisory Group Progress


Update: June 28, 2017

 
At the Semi-Annual meeting on June 25, drawings and information were shared about a potential building remodel. More detailed drawings and building plans will be shared about the remodel in the coming months, with the goal of holding a special congregation meeting in November 2017 to vote on whether to proceed with construction and a capital campaign. 
 

Some history.....

  • The idea of a building remodel that focuses on the Narthex area was initiated ten years ago. In 2007, the “Lift the Roof” task force developed ideas of what a redesigned Narthex area could look like.
  • Investing in our facility was one of three goals of the “Share the Vision! Be the Life!” Mission and Ministry capital campaign in 2010, with ideas that included
    ~ a more open Narthex to create increased fellowship space,
    ~ a redesigned entry to the Sanctuary that will be more open and inviting,
    ~ upgrades to the Sanctuary audio-visual system,
    ~ providing fully accessible restroom facilities, and
    ~ providing a quiet space for those who need it during worship or the Discipleship Hour.
    That campaign raised enough funds to begin the process of developing plans for a building remodel.
  • The Graceful Space Task Force and now the Design Advisory Group (DAG) have worked since 2012 to develop those plans. Their efforts have included visiting other church buildings for ideas, seeking input from co ngregation committees and members, and working with VIA Architecture and Edifice Construction to assess our needs and produce conceptual drawings and a construction estimate for a remodel.

DAG’s work has focused on ministry needs and how a remodeled building can help meet those needs. The construction estimate is $4,800,000
 

What to expect in the coming months.....
  • DAG will communicate details of its full study process, including the congregation ministry needs that were identified, ministry to our community through building use, and how those needs translated into the building design.
  • Detailed drawings, plans, and costs will be shared.
  • Financing options will be shared.
  • There will be ample opportunities for questions and input from the congregation.
 
Look for information in Sunday bulletins and Trendings eNews.
Questions can be directed to DAG Chair Lucy Sannes or Congregation Council President Scott Lester.