Though we haven’t quite reached our goal in our challenge for the ‘Two Decks are a Wreck’ campaign, the reflooring in the sanctuary is underway! The sanctuary plan, if you’re unfamiliar with it, can be broken down into two projects:
1) A soft spot has been developing for a few years on the altar, due to rotting wood, in a spot where many children sit for their message, and where Pastor often walks. In an attempt to avoid anyone falling through, the rotting wood underneath the carpet, along with the red carpet on the altar, will be replaced with a gorgeous oak hardwood. The oak hardwood goes along nicely with the current wooden railing, which surrounds our Lord’s table.
2) Part two of the reflooring will be replacing some of the carpet in the sanctuary with tiling. While it’s difficult to explain without a visual, the newly tiled area will roughly range from the choir entrance, in front of the first pews, surrounding the altar and choir loft, through the sacristy, and wrapping around near the emergency exit.
The outgoing and remaining carpet are the original flooring from when the current sanctuary was built in 1983. That means the flooring is 30 years old! Below are two pictures from day one of the renovations.
Since the reflooring project is not expected to be completed until around Thursday, August 24th, this Sunday’s (August 19th) 10:00am worship will be throwback style, and taking place in the Fellowship Hall. The Fellowship Hall was the original sanctuary before our current one’s construction, and it is likely that a Sunday worship has not occurred in that building since May 7th, 1983! So, bring a cushion for your seat and come back in time!
If you have any questions, on how you can be a part of a the Two Decks campaign, get in touch with Chuck or Pastor Chip! And many thanks to those who helped moved the altar, lecturn, piano, etc.