Building Progress

Want to stay up to date with the progress of our building expansion? You’ve come to the right place! With each phase, we will keep you informed of what’s going on and how it will affect our ministries.

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October 14, 2017
Construction Update

Good weather Monday and Tuesday allowed major work to be done inside and outside, but rain Wednesday and Thursday delayed outside work. Still much was accomplished and we are moving forward.

Handicap Parking
A. Golf Cart shuttle service from Lot D (East of the Student::Life Wing) and wheel chair assistance to and from Door 1.
B. From North Side Parking Lot to Door 4 to Common Grounds or Door 5 to Kid::Life and shortest distance to Main Lobby.

Main Lobby Addition: The rain this week may delay the date when the old main lobby exterior wall is taken down. We look for that to happen the week of October 23. This week painters prepared the interior wall covering between the lobby and the auditorium for painting, and work continued installing ventilation ducts and electrical wiring in the ceiling.

Outside the rain delayed installing the roof insulation and weather proofing, but the materials were lifted in place onto the roof to begin installation Friday or next Monday depending on the weather.

The curb all along the Main Entrance side of the building was laid out and the excavation for the curb foundation began.

In addition, there will be a covered entry drive-through similar to the old main entrance. This week installation of the steel structure began. In this picture you see the beginning of the canopy attached to the main entrance on the left and to the right on the ground, the framework for the canopy has been welded together. The canopy frame will be raised in place early next week.

Student::Life Wing Additions: This major addition consists of a prayer room, a large assembly room, six break out rooms, a large women’s restroom, a small men’s and a small women’s restroom, and electrical distribution room, and a large storage room. The in-wall electrical and plumbing for all these rooms have been completed. This week about 75% of the drywall has been hung and window and door blocking installed. Installation of ventilation and HVAC ducts in the ceilings continued.

This is a picture of the large assembly room.

This is a picture of one wall of the electrical distribution room with power panels for the entire Student Life Wing Addition.

Kid::Life Addition and Café/Kitchen Addition: This week, the exterior brick veneer began. Installation of interior wiring, plumbing and vent ducts continued.

New Office & Common Grounds Lobby Addition: We expect to have a final walkthrough and inspect the new office addition early next week. Doors were installed this week along with final coats of paint. The entire renovation and new office complex should be completed by the end of next week, Oct 20th.

The last of the siding and roof material for the Office Complex and Common Grounds entrance is expected next week and that part of the exterior can move forward. Inside the Common Grounds entrance, the entry curved window frames and the lower row of windows were installed.

Sheetrock installation continued and should be finished this week, ready for painting next week.

Student::life Garage Renovations: To create space for more Middle School ministry we are expanding the Garage. Painting is 90% complete with touch up remaining. The last few items include the stage, sound booth and wiring and touch up painting were to be completed this week. These are the latest pictures of the stage and sound booth taken Thursday. We expect to have a final walkthrough and inspection next week.

 

October 6, 2017
Office Side Nearing Completion 

Main Lobby Addition: Last week the existing Main Lobby ceiling and floor tile were removed and this will remain as is for 2 more weeks. In 2 weeks, starting October 23, the new addition should be weathered in and the plan is to take down the old exterior wall! Eventually new carpet will be installed throughout the old and extended lobby, and a new ceiling installed. In preparation for that week the roof structure and steel decking for the lobby addition was completed and blocking for the roof insulation and final roof began. This is a picture of the Main Lobby exterior so far.

In addition, there will be a covered entry drive-through similar to the old entrance. The foundations for the four posts supporting that canopy were dug, the concrete base was poured, and the rebar structure built.

student::life Wing Additions: This week the acoustic ceiling to the large assembly room was sprayed. The exterior brick veneer is 97% completed, and interior insulation and sheetrock was hung in most spaces. The last remaining electrical rough-ins and vent ducts were worked on. In addition, the steel structure was erected for the new canopy entrance to the Main Lobby adjacent to the student::life wing.

kid::life and Café/Kitchen Additions: Final exterior wall insulation and weather proofing was 99% completed for the kid::life Base Camp with exterior brick veneer scheduled to start next week. The exterior and interior wall framing for the kid::life and Café/Kitchen additions began this week, and the roof insulation and final rubber sealing was installed.

The Women’s Restroom on the kid::life End of the Main Lobby is Open! The renovation included a new ceramic tile floor and fixtures. The restroom is functional, but there are still a few painting touches left to be done, along with the final touch-up to the adjoining men’s restroom.

The Men’s Restroom on the kid::life Red Hallway is Closed: The adjoining men’s restroom and family restroom with entrances from the kid::life Red Wing are now closed for the same updates as the adjoining women’s restroom. The entrance to this restroom will be from the Main Lobby, as is the adjoining women’s restroom.

New Office & Common Grounds Lobby Addition: The new office addition is nearing completion. There will be 10 new office spaces, two of which will be for cubicles. The carpet and doors for the new addition were installed this week. The whole office complex should be completed by October 20. Outside the new Common Grounds entrance stone siding was installed on the lower parts of the walls, around the entrance posts, and around the flower bed walls.

Inside the Common Grounds entrance, sheet rock installation continued and is scheduled to be completed next week.

student::life Garage Renovations: To create space for more Middle School ministry, we are expanding the Garage. Painting is 90% complete with touch up remaining. The slab had a moisture proof barrier installed and the carpet installed this week. The stage, sound booth, finish electrical hookups, and touch-up painting are expected to be completed next week and the space is to be turned over to us by the end of next week.

September 30, 2017
Main Lobby Renovations Begin! 

Another good week of weather and much progress made this week. The biggest change you will see Sunday is the demolition of the Main Lobby.  

Handicap Parking  

  1. Golf Cart shuttle service is still available from Lot D (East of the Student::Life Wing) and wheelchair assistance to and from Door 1.   
  2. Using the handicap parking by doors 4 & 5 is the shortest distance to the Main Lobby.  

 

Main Lobby Renovation and Addition
The main lobby will eventually double in the width.  Up until this week, most of the work has been outside the lobby. This week work began on the inside of the lobby by removing the drop ceiling, floor tile, and changes to the mechanical systems. Eventually, carpet and a new ceiling will be installed. LOBBY PICS Sunday the Lobby will be safe and clean with kiosks, chairs, and coffee like always…just a high and open ceiling and bare concrete floors.     

This is a picture of the main lobby looking from the entrance to Kid::Life.

The Main Lobby Addition hit a milestone this week in that the final piece of the interior slab was poured. This area is for the new café’ and seating area between the Main Lobby and Kid::Life.

This is the steel structure for the new café and seating area off of the Main Lobby.

Men’s Restroom by Kid::Life iClosed
The adjoining men’s restroom and family restroom with entrances from the Kid::Life Red Wing is now closed for updates and a new entrance design.  

Common Grounds Lobby Addition
Drywall installation began on the interior walls of the new Common Grounds Entrance. Window glass was installed into the top of the tower. 

Changes to the Hallway between Common Grounds and the Main Lobby
The carpet was laid in the hallway up to the entrance to the Women’s Restroom and entrance into the Life Center. For this Sunday, the ceilings will be open near the restrooms and to the doors leading to the main lobby, and now into the main lobby. But it’s safe!

Student::life Garage Renovations
Painting is 90% complete with some touch up remaining. Wiring for audio, video, and stage lighting is complete to where the slab can be cleaned for carpeting expected next week. Final electrical hookups and touch up painting will take place after the carpet is installed.

Student::Life Wing Additions
The electrical, plumbing, sprinkler systems, and mechanical systems have been completed to the degree that the drywall installation began this week. The brick veneer is just about finished on the outside.

New Emergency Power Generator
With all the additional power requirements of the expanded facility, a new and much larger emergency power generator is needed in case of a loss of power.

 

 


September 22, 2017
Building Progress

Another week of good weather led to much progress, mostly on the outside and the Main Lobby entrance side of the church.

Handicap Shuttle Service from Lot D (East of the student::life Wing):
For those with mobility challenges, please continue to use Lot D for handicap parking, just east of the student::life wing. It is there you will see green golf carts to shuttle you from your car to the entrance to Door 1, which leads directly into the Main Lobby. Wheel chairs will be available there, if needed. After the service, just arrive at Door 1 in the Lobby and we will assist you to the shuttle and then back to your car.

Handicap North Side Parking and Entrance to the Church:
The north side handicap parking will remain in front of Door 5 for the next few weeks. Door 5 leads directly into kid::life and is the shortest route to the Main Lobby from the north handicap parking. Door 4 is now open, so if Common Grounds is your destination, enter through this door and turn directly to the left down the new hallway.

Women’s Restroom on the kid::life End of the Main Lobby is Open:
The women’s restroom at the entrance to the red wing of kid::life is open again, but the entrance is from the Main Lobby. The renovation includes a new ceramic tile floor and fixtures. At the time of this update there were still a few final touches left to be done, but the restroom will be functional by Sunday.

The adjoining men’s restroom and family restroom with entrances from the kid::life red wing are now closed for the same updates as the women’s restroom.

Main Office and Common Grounds Lobby Addition:
The main office addition is nearing completion. Work was put on hold this week until the new heating and ventilation machinery could be installed and made operational. That task was completed this week, so work to finish this addition will continue next week. There will be 10 new office spaces, two of which will be for cubicles.

The steel beams for the Common Grounds entrance were painted this week. Cinder block was installed around the main posts of the entrance and exterior wall insulation was installed between the entrance and the flower beds. The windows for the Common Grounds tower arrived and will be installed next week, then work can continue to complete the entrance foyer.

Changes to the Hallway Between Common Grounds and the Main Lobby:
This is the first phase of expanding the hallway between Common Grounds and the Main Lobby. This week, new ceiling tiles were installed, and lights and ventilation diffusers were hung as far as the restrooms. For this Sunday, the ceilings will be open near the restrooms and the doors leading to the Main Lobby, but those hallways are safe for transit. This wider hallway will allow better traffic flow between Common Grounds, the Life Center, and the Main Lobby. This picture is the view from the kitchen toward the Main Lobby.

student::life Garage Renovations:   
To create space for more Middle School ministry, we are expanding the Garage. Painting started this week and audiovisual wiring was worked on.   

Note: The student::life entrance to the Garage and nearby restrooms will be blocked off until the renovations in this area are complete.   

student::life Wing Additions: 
This week, more electrical and mechanical rough-ins and sprinkler systems were installed. The hot and cold water tubing and other plumbing for the restrooms was completed. This new space will contain the new prayer room, small-group rooms, a large-group gathering space, a new women’s large restroom, and two small restrooms, one for men and one for women. Outside, masons began to install the brick veneer on both the east and south sides of the building. This picture was taken Thursday, so it may be completed by Friday afternoon.

kid::life Addition: 
The external walls to kid::life Base Camp have been erected and the two layers of insulation are about 90% complete. The metal roof structure was installed and plumbing for the restrooms in the back of the Base Camp were completed.

The second slab and exterior walls for the two large meeting rooms next to Base Camp were erected this week and the installation of the electrical and mechanical rough-ins in the ceiling and walls continued.

Main Lobby Addition:  
This week, the last sections of the steel structure was erected and installation of the steel roof structure continued. This picture shows the steel erected and also the kitchen and café area that still need to have slab poured.

Also, the sidewalk leading to Door 1 was removed, the last portion of the exterior wall foundation under that walkway was completed, and a new slab was poured in front of Door 1. This picture was taken before the new temporary walkway was poured for a new entrance path to Door 1. That path will be completed before Sunday.

September 15
Moving Closer to the Goal

Relatively good weather allowed us to make a great deal of progress this week. The renovations and new construction are moving along and it is so exciting to see the progress. We are very blessed to have a great team of craftsmen working on our church. Everyone we talk to says what a pleasure it is to work here. They are working very hard to maintain the schedule and have the work completed by Christmas. Again, we are immensely grateful that you are all so patient during this construction time. Just remember, “The Best Is Yet To Come!” 

Handicap Shuttle Service from Lot D (East of the student::life Wing):
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or those with mobility challenges, remember to use Lot D for handicap parking, just east of the student::life wing. There you will see green golf carts to shuttle you from your car to the entrance to Door 1, which leads directly into the Main Lobby, where wheel chairs will be available, if needed. After the service, arrive at Door 1 in the Main Lobby and we will assist you to the shuttle and then back to your car.    

Handicap North Side Parking and Entrance to the Church:
The north side handicap parking will remain in front of Door 5 for the next few weeks. Door 5 leads directly into kid::life and is the shortest route to the Main Lobby from the north handicap parking. Door 4 will probably remain temporarily closed this Sunday, so if you park in the north handicap parking and Common Grounds is your destination, enter through Door 5 and take a left down the hallway. If Door 4 is open and you want to go to Common Grounds, take that door and turn directly to the left down the new hallway.   

Women’s Restroom kid::life Red Hallway Closed:
Renovation of the women’s restroom at the entrance to the red hallway of kid::life completed its third week with ceramic tile being laid and some new ducting for the new air handlers installed on the roof. We have a goal of opening up this new restroom for Sunday, September 17 and updating the facility with new sinks, counters, and fixtures. In addition, the entrance will be changed from the kid::life red hallway to off the Main Lobby just before the double doors leading into kid::life.   

While this renovation is ongoing, the adjoining men’s restroom will be designated a women’s restroom. Restrooms for men and women are still available off the hallway of the Door 5 entrance to kid::life.  

Main Office & Common Grounds Lobby Addition:
The main office addition is nearing completion. There will be 10 new office spaces, two of which will be for cubicles. This week the new LED lights were installed in the ceiling grids.

In the Common Grounds entrance, new windows were installed on the ground floor and exterior interior wall framing was started.

Changes to the Hallway Between Common Grounds and the Main Lobby:
This is the first phase of expanding the hallway between Common Grounds and the Main Lobby. This week the new hallway walls were painted and the ceiling grids installed up to the women’s restroom, which eventually will be relocated into the area of the student::life addition. The new restroom will have access from the Main Lobby. For this Sunday, the ceilings will be open, but safe for transit. This wider hallway will allow better traffic flow between Common Grounds, the Life Center, and the Main Lobby. This picture is the view from the kitchen toward the Main Lobby.

student::life Garage Renovations:
To create space for more Middle School ministry we are expanding the Garage. This week the space was prepped for painting, which started Thursday. The Garage is scheduled for completion by the end of the month.

Note: The student::life entrance to the Garage and nearby restrooms will be blocked off until the renovations in this area are complete.

student::life Wing Additions:
This week additional interior wall framing continued and was completed up to where the addition will eventually tie in to the Main Lobby. New electrical and mechanical rough-ins, sprinkler systems, and hot and cold water tubing and other plumbing for the restrooms was installed. This new space will contain the new prayer room, small group rooms, a large-group gathering space, and a new large women’s restroom and two small restrooms, one for men and one for women.

On the roof of this addition, the two layers of insulation were completed this week and a final layer of waterproof rubber roof was installed. The roof for the student::life addition is now approximately 90% complete, with the remainder scheduled to be finished early next week. 

On the outside of the student::life addition, installation of the block veneer siding began and is scheduled for completion next week. 

kid::life Addition:
Most of the external walls to kid::life’s Base Camp have been erected and the two layers of insulation began to be installed this week. Roof insulation began and the final electrical conduits and above ground plumbing and drainage pipe were installed.

The steel for the large meeting room next to Base Camp was erected a couple weeks ago, and the electrical and mechanical rough-ins in the ceiling began to take shape this week. 

Room 350 (the Sunday breakout room for 3rd and 4th graders and across from Studio 34) was completed and accepted by the building committee this week and it is ready for use this weekend. We praise the Lord for another success.

Main Lobby Addition:
Last week the steel structure was erected on the eastern part of the Main Lobby addition over Door 1. This week the steel for the center portion of the Main Lobby addition was delivered and erected, and the installation of the steel decking began on the eastern portion of the structure. Steel for the final section of the Main Lobby will be on site next week and erected.

One section of slab remains for the Main Lobby addition, which includes the new café and kitchen. The stone for the underlayment was laid this week and the in-slab electrical runs and sink drains were installed. Weather permitting, the final slab should be poured late next week. 

September 8, 2017:
The Best Is Yet To Come!

We had a short week with Labor Day off and rain on Wednesday, but much was accomplished. The Common Grounds/office side of the church (north side) is within a month of being completed and the Main Lobby side (south side) will soon be framed and workers will be ready to work on the inside. This is all so exciting! We are grateful that you have been so patient during this construction time. Just remember, “The Best Is Yet To Come!”

Handicap Shuttle Service from Lot D (East of the student::life Wing):
For those with mobility challenges, thank you for remembering to use Lot D for handicap parking, just east of the student::life the . It is here you will see green golf carts in that lot to shuttle you from your car to the entrance to Door 1, leading directly into the Main Lobby, where wheel chairs will be available, if needed. After the service, just arrive at Door 1 in the Main Lobby and we will assist you to the shuttle and then back to your car.

Handicap North Side Parking and Entrance to the Church: The north side handicap parking will remain in front of Door 5 for the next few weeks. Door 5 leads directly into kid::life and is the shortest route to the Main Lobby from the north handicap parking. Door 4 is temporarily closed this Sunday, so if you park in the north handicap parking and Common Grounds is your destination, enter through Door 5 and take a left down the hallway.

Women’s Restroom kid::life Red Wing Closed:
Renovation of the women’s restroom at the entrance to the red wing of kid::life entered its second week. New sinks, counters, fixtures, and ceramic tile floor will update this facility. The entrance will be moved from kid::life to off the Main Lobby just before the double doors leading into kid::life. This picture shows the new entrance and the new wall closing off the old entrance.

We project that the new women’s restroom will be completed in 2 weeks. While this renovation is ongoing, the adjoining men’s restroom will be designated a women’s restroom. Restrooms for men and women are still available off the hallway of the Door 5 entrance to kid::life.

Main Office & Common Grounds Lobby Addition:
The main office addition is nearing completion. There will be 10 new office spaces, two of which will be for cubicles. The addition was painted last week. This week the ceiling grids were installed in all rooms and the main hallway.

The parking lot in front of the Main Office and Common Grounds Lobby had the first coat of paving installed.

Special order windows for the Common Grounds entrance and tower are due in next week and then that space can be made water tight and drywall can be started. Siding and trim will also begin next week.

Changes to the Hallway Between Common Grounds and the Main Lobby:
This is the first phase of expanding the hallway between Common Grounds and the Main Lobby. This week the drywall was taped and made ready for painting, and the new overhead lights were wired and hung. Next week, this area will be painted and ceiling grids will be installed. For this Sunday, the ceilings will be open, but the area is safe for transit. This wider hallway will allow better traffic flow between Common Grounds, the Life Center, and the Main Lobby. This picture is taken from the Main Lobby.

student::life Garage Renovations:
To create space for more Middle School ministry, we are expanding the Garage. Drywall was hung and taped throughout the space this week. Lights and mechanical systems in the ceiling were taped and the ceiling steel painted black. The Garage is scheduled for completion by the end of the month.

Note: The student::life entrance to the Garage and nearby restrooms will be blocked off until the renovations in this area are complete.

student::life Wing Additions:
This week, additional interior wall framing continued east to west with about three-quarters of the framing completed. As the framing is erected, new electrical and mechanical rough-ins were completed. This new space will contain the new prayer room, small group rooms, a large-group gathering space, and new women’s restroom.

On the roof of this addition, new foundations for the mechanical systems were installed and the two layers of insulation started. This will continue for another 8 days, weather permitting.

On the outside of this addition, the final blue skin was installed in preparation for block siding starting next week.

kid::life Addition:
Most of the external walls to kid::life Base Camp were erected this week. Electrical conduits and above ground plumbing and drainage pipe were installed.

Room 350 (the Sunday breakout room for 3rd and 4th graders and across from Studio 34) continued renovation. This week, the ceiling tiles were installed and the floor was moisture-proofed in preparation to lay the carpet tiles. This picture was taken Thursday with carpet expected to be The carpet on Friday. This room should be ready for occupancy by the end of next week.

Main Lobby Addition:
Last week, the steel structure was erected on the eastern part of the Main Lobby addition over Door 1.

The steel for the center portion of the Main Lobby addition will be on site early next week and the center section exterior steel structure will be set. One section of slab remains for the Main Lobby addition, which includes the new café and kitchen. Before this slab can be poured, the last five internal foundation piers, one small in-slab drain, and in-slab electrical runs must be completed. This week the weather hampered the completion of these last items. They were rescheduled for next week along with pouring the final slab.

September 1, 2017:
Another Good Week of Progress

We’ve seen a lot of work happening both under the roof and on the entire main entrance side of the church. Some of these changes will be very evident as you approach the church and navigate through the interior. Once again, thank you for your patience and tolerance during this exciting project, especially navigating the building and parking lots on Sunday. 

Handicap Shuttle Service from Lot D (East of the student::life Wing):
For those with mobility challenges, you might consider parking in the handicap parking spaces in Lot D, just east of the student::life wing.  You will see green golf carts in that lot to shuttle you from your car to the entrance to Door 1, leading directly into the Main Lobby, and wheel chairs will be available there if needed. After the service, just arrive at Door 1 in the Main Lobby and we will assist you to the shuttle and then back to your car. You still may drive to the Door 1 sidewalk for drop-off, if desired.

Handicap North Side Parking and Entrance to the Church:
The north side handicap parking will remain in front of Door 5 for the next few weeks. Door 5 leads directly into kid::life and is the shortest route to the Main Lobby from the north handicap parking. A new sidewalk was installed last week between Door 5 to Door 4, which will be the shortest route to the main hallway from kid::life to Common Grounds.   

Women’s Restroom kid::life Red Wing Closed:
Renovation began in the women’s restroom at the entrance to the red wing of kid::life. New sinks, counters, fixtures, and ceramic tile floor will update this facility.

While this renovation is ongoing, the adjoining men’s restroom will be designated a women’s restroom. Restrooms for men and women are still available off the hallway of the Door 5 entrance to kid::life.  

Main Office and Common Grounds Lobby Addition:
The Main Office addition is nearing completion. There will be 10 new office spaces, two of which will be for cubicles. The addition was painted this week. Ceiling grids and window sills were rescheduled for completion next week.

The slab and walkway in front of the new Common Grounds entrance was poured this Thursday.

We are waiting on the special order windows for the entrance and tower and then the space can be made water tight and drywall will be started.   

Changes to the Hallway between Common Grounds and the Main Lobby:
This was the third week of work to expand the hallway width from the kitchen into the Main Lobby. Framing for the new storage room was completed last week and electrical wiring was roughed in. Installation of dry wall will be completed next week. The ceiling is open, but is safe for transit. This wider hallway will allow better traffic flow between Common Grounds, the Life Center, and the Main Lobby.

student::life Renovations:
T
o create space for more Middle School ministry, we are expanding the Garage. Drywall was hung and taped throughout the space this week.

 

Note:  The student::life entrance to the Garage and nearby restrooms will be blocked off until the renovations in this area are complete.    

student::life Additions:
This week, additional interior wall framing continued east to west with about one-half of the framing completed. As the framing is erected, new electrical rough-ins were completed. This new space will contain the new prayer room, small group rooms, a large-group gathering space, and new women’s restroom.

 

kid::life Addition:
The roof deck was installed this week on the kid::life structure.  The wall framing began on the far west wall.

Also, the new café grease trap and the plumbing ejection tank and pump for the café and kid::life area plumbing and drains were installed.

 Room 350 (the Sunday breakout room for 3rd and 4th graders and across from studio 34) continued renovation. This week, the expanded room was painted and the ceiling grid and lights were installed.

Main Lobby Addition:
This week, steel structure was erected on the eastern part of the Main Lobby addition over Door #1.

Another section of concrete slab was poured. Two-thirds is done and one more section remains, which includes the new café. Five final internal piers, one small in-slab drain, and in-slab electrical runs are scheduled for installation next week and the final slab will be poured the week after next.    

August 25, 2017:
Building Progress

This was another good week of progress both under the roof and on the entire main entrance side of the church. You will see some of these changes as you enter and navigate the church this Sunday. Thank you again for your patience and tolerance during this exciting project, especially navigating the building and parking lots on Sunday.

Shuttle Service from Lot D (East of the student::life Wing):

For those with mobility challenges you might consider parking in the handicap parking in Lot D, just east of the student::life wing. You will see green golf carts in that lot to shuttle you from your car to the entrance to Door 1, which  leads directly into the Main Lobby. Wheel chairs will be available there if needed. After the service, just arrive at Door 1 in the Lobby and we will assist you to the shuttle and then back to your car. 

Changes to the North Side Entrance to the Church:  

  1. The north side handicap parking will remain in front of Door 5 for the next few weeks. Door 5 leads directly into kid::life and is the shortest route to the Main Lobby from the north handicap parking. A new sidewalk was installed last week between Door 5 to Door 4, which will be the shortest route to the main hallway from kid::life to Common Grounds.
  2. To facilitate entering Doors 2 and 3 from the north parking lot, we created a new path from the north parking lot to the motorcycle lot directly into Door 2. Or, at that point, you may turn to the right along the existing sidewalk to Door 3 to enter directly in Common Grounds.

Main Office and Common Grounds Lobby Addition: 

The main office addition is water tight, and this week drywall was finished and sanded. The first coat of primer was  sprayed and rolled.  Door frames were installed. Electrical and communications outlets were wired. There will be 10 new office spaces, two of which will be for cubicles. Finish painting, ceiling grids, and window sills are scheduled for next week.

The Common Grounds entrance wall framing, mechanical/electrical rough-ins, and lighting continued this week.

Changes to the Hallway Between Common Grounds and the Main Lobby: 

This hallway will be expanded in width from the kitchen into the Main Lobby. Demolition started last week, but this week internal walls and additional drop ceilings were removed. Old carpet was removed and the concrete was brushed clean. The new wall framing was laid out ready for framing next week. The ceiling is open, but is safe for transit. This wider hallway will allow better traffic flow between Common Grounds, the Life Center, and the Main Lobby. You should get a feel for the openness this coming Sunday.

Student::life Renovations:    

To create space for more Middle School ministry we are expanding the Garage. The new stage and a new service and operations counter was framed this week, along with additional electrical rough- ins.

 

Note: The student::life entrance to the Garage and nearby restrooms will be blocked off until the renovations in this area are complete.

student::life Additions:  

The exterior wall, insulation, and blueskin waterproofing for the addition is substantially complete. This week, installation continued for the new electrical conduits and ventilation ducting in the overhead. Six roof drains were installed and internal wall framing was begun. This new space will contain the new prayer room, small group rooms, a large-group gathering space, and a new women’s restroom.

 

kid::life Addition:  

The roof deck was installed this week on the kid::life structure. The wall framing, insulation, waterproofing, and roof decking were rescheduled for next week. Also, the new café grease trap and the plumbing ejection tank and pump for the café and kid::life area plumbing and drains were installed.

 

Room 350 (the Sunday breakout room for 3rd and 4th graders across the hall from studio 34) continued renovation. Drywall was hung, taped, and sanded. Next week, the expanded room will be painted and the ceiling grid and lights installed.

Main Lobby Addition:   

This week another section of concrete slab was poured. Two-thirds is done and one more section remains, which includes the new café. Five final internal piers, one small in-slab drain, and in-slab electrical runs are scheduled next week. The final slab will be poured in 2 weeks.   Steel structure construction will begin next week on the eastern part of the Main Lobby addition.

August 18, 2017:
Construction Continues!

A lot of progress under the roof was made this week.  And you will see some of those changes as you enter the church building this coming Sunday.  Thank you again for your patience and tolerance during this exciting project, especially navigating the building and parking lots on Sunday. 

Changes to the North side entrance to the church:  

  1. The North Side Handicap Parking will remain in front of Door 5 for the next few weeks.  Door 5 leads directly into Kid:Life and is the shortest route to the Main Lobby from the north handicap parking.  A new sidewalk was installed between Door 5 to Door 4, which will be the shortest route to the main hallway from Kid:Life to Common Grounds.
  2. To facilitate entering Doors 2 and 3 from the North Parking Lot, we created a new path from the North parking lot to the motor cycle lot and directly into Door 2.  Or, at that point, you may turn to the right along the existing sidewalk to Door 3.
  3. The retaining wall for the entrance flower beds were installed. And the roof extension was framed this week. 

  4. The drainage collection tanks and the front curb having been completed, the parking lot in front of the office additions was filled in, leveled, ready for the first coat of paving by the end of the month.

 

Changes to the Hallway between Common Grounds and the Main Lobby 

This hallway will be expanded in width from the kitchen into the main lobby.  Demolition started this week.  The old carpet was removed and the concrete was brushed clean.  And the ceiling was removed so you will see into the overhead.  But all is safe and the hallway is open for traffic on Sunday.

Main Office & Common Grounds Lobby Addition: 

The main office addition is water tight, and this week drywall was installed and taped in all the rooms.

 

The Common Grounds entrance framing and mechanical/electrical rough ins continued this week.

Student::life Renovations:    

To create space for more Middle School ministry we are expanding the Garage. The  new acoustical ceiling was sprayed this week.

The student::life entrance to the garage and restrooms will be blocked off until the renovations are complete.  

The exterior wall, insulation and blueskin waterproof was substantially complete.  Installation began for the new electrical conduits and ventilation ducting in the overhead and the last section of slab was poured.  This new space will contain the new prayer room, small group rooms, and large-group gathering space, and new women’s restroom.

kid::life Addition: 

There was no new work done on the Kid:Life structure.  The wall framing, insulation, waterproofing, and roof decking were rescheduled for next week.   

Last week room 350 (the Sunday breakout room for 3rd and 4th graders and across from studio 34) started renovation and expansion into the existing corridor to create more space for ministry. The new wall and new door framing was installed this week and the wall between the hallway and room 350 was removed.

Main Lobby Addition:   

Rains this week delayed the completion of the underground plumbing for the new café kitchen which is schedule now for completion next week.  The majority of the area was filled in and leveled in preparation of stone and slab preparation next week.

 

August 11, 2017:
Staying on Track, Rain or Shine

The Church Building Committee had their biweekly meeting with the prime contractor, Wohlsen on Thursday, Aug 10.  We have had some significant rains the last 2 weeks that have caused some exterior delays, but with the great contractor company/team we have, we are still seeing progress all over the building. Wohlsen is working on a revised project plan to keep us on track for an on-time completion. Thank you for your patience and tolerance during this exciting project, especially when navigating the building and parking lots on Sunday. 

Changes in Entrances on the North Side of the Church: 
Modifications to the patio/parking lot interface in front of Door 3 will require the patio to be fenced off; therefore, two new changes to entering the north side of the church will be implemented starting Sunday, August 13:   

  1.  The north side handicap parking will be moved from in front of doors 2 and 3 to in front of door 5, the entrance to kid::life. 
  2. To facilitate entering doors 2 and 3 from the north parking lot, we have created a new path from the north parking lot to the motorcycle lot and directly into door 2. Or, at that point, you may turn to the right along the existing sidewalk and enter at door 3.

Main Office & Common Grounds Lobby Addition: 

Progress continued for the interior mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough-ins, as well as drywall and insulation installation.   

For the exterior, this week the concrete interface between the sidewalk and the parking lot was poured. Expect the sidewalk to be poured next week and the insulation and waterproofing to be completed.

student::life Renovations:    

To create space for more Middle School ministry, we are expanding the Garage. Demolition and some wall framing continued this week. The platform and other framing renovations were completed, and the room taped off in preparation for the new acoustical ceiling spray.

 

The student::life entrance to the garage and restrooms will be blocked off until the renovations are complete.  

Outside the exterior wall framing for the student::life addition was completed and the insulation and exterior drywall was installed.  Once in-ground plumbing was completed, the second half of the concrete floor slab was poured. This new space will contain the new prayer room, small group rooms, large-group gathering space, and new women’s restroom.

kid::life Addition:    

The structural steel framing was completed this week and some roof decking installed. The wall framing and insulation will be started next week.

Last week, room 350 (the Sunday breakout room for 3rd and 4th graders across from studio 34) started renovation and expansion into the existing corridor to create more space for ministry. The contractor continued the demolition of walls and ceilings in this area.

Main Lobby Addition:

The final section of cinder block foundation was laid this week between the kid:life and student:life additions. The last underground plumbing for the new kitchen was laid out and should be finished next week.

 

 

August 4, 2017:

The projects are still on schedule. We have had a few delays with the rain, but with the great contractor company/team we have, we are seeing great progress all over the building. Thank you for your patience and tolerance during this exciting project, especially navigating the building and parking lots on Sunday.

Main Office & Common Grounds Lobby Addition: 

Progress continued for the interior mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough-ins, as well as drywall and insulation installation.

The exterior wall framing and sheathing continued to be installed on the new tower and Common Ground Lobby walls. The purple material you see is the sheathing. Water shield material was installed on the curved roofs at the new entrance.  

kid::life Addition: 

More structural steel was erected and detailing began on the new hallway, bathrooms, Basecamp, and large-group room. The second section of concrete was poured for these rooms as well.  

This week, room 300 (the second room used for studio 34 on Sunday) went under renovation to create more space for ministry. The contractor continued the demolition of walls and ceilings in this area.


Main Lobby Addition:  

Underground plumbing for the deep storm water lines installation continues. This week, even with the rain, the crew was able to pour more concrete for the footings and piers. 

 

student::life Renovations:   

To create space for more Middle School ministry we are expanding the Garage. Demolition and some wall framing continued this week. The new platform is starting to take shape.

The student::life entrance will be blocked off for a while until the demolition and new wall framing is complete. This week the contractors sawcut and removed part of the existing concrete slab to work on underground plumbing inside the building. 

Outside, more structural steel was installed and concrete floor slabs were poured for the new prayer room, small group rooms, and large-group gathering space.

   

 

July 28, 2017:
kid::life Expansion Begins!

This week we can see major visible progress in the kid::life and student::life renovations!

kid::life Expansion:

The structural steel and concrete foundations began being installed this week. The steel you see will eventually be the new Basecamp room and new bathrooms.    

Main Office & Common Grounds Addition:

Interior metal framing and drywall installation continued in the new office area. You will see more exterior installation added to the
Common Grounds entrance and lobby.

Main Lobby:

Installation continues for the foundations, piers, and concrete block foundation wall. 

student::life Renovations:

There have been major changes this week in student::life. The hallway bathroom demolition was begun, as well as walls, ceilings, and flooring. On Sunday, the entrance to the Hub will be blocked off. Please enter the student::life area through the student::life door by outside door 2. We will a lot of directional signs and welcome team members to help students navigate the hallway. Thank you for your patience during these improvements.

July 21, 2017:
Office Renovations Almost Complete!

This Sunday there are two main things to be aware of as you navigate the building. There is a new sidewalk installed for door #1. It’s extremely safe even though it’s temporary during this construction. Also, the bathrooms in the student::life wing are closed because they will be removed in the renovation. The door on the left side of the Life Center by student::life will be closed for the renovation of the student::life area. Once the renovation is complete it will be reopened.

Renovated Staff Offices: The staff office renovation is now partially complete. This week some of our staff moved into the renovated space with a new floorplan, fresh paint, carpet, lights, and ceilings.


The cut-through hallway from Common Grounds to kid::life is almost completed but is not open yet. Thank you for your patience, as it will be open very soon.

New Office Addition Exterior: Placing of the stone veneer on the outside walls was begun.

Window frames were installed and the framing began for the doorways and hallways.



New duct mains were installed in the office area as well.

student::life Area Addition: The structural steel installation continued and a concrete foundation was poured in the new area that will have meeting rooms for small groups and communities.


You will see white pipes sticking out of the ground. This piping is part of our underground storm water, roof drain, and sanitary plumbing.


Inside the student::life wing the renovations for the Garage continue with electrical and A/V demolition.

kid::life Renovations: Outside, underground plumbing and drain line installation began, as well as the foundation for the new classrooms. Inside, new doors were cut into rooms 322 and 323 on either side of the new hallway for the new classrooms and Basecamp.

Main Lobby Expansion: Foundation work continued with the installation of the foundational support for the newly expanded lobby steel. You will see concrete blocks being laid for the foundation.

The existing sidewalk outside of door #1 was removed to allow completion of footings and underground plumbing. A new temporary sidewalk was installed. It’s extremely safe and handicap accessible.

 

 

 

July 13, 2017:
Next Phase Begun in student::life Wing

New Office Expansion: To the right of the Common Grounds entrance and tower is the new office expansion. This week the underlayment for the roof was installed, as well as the exterior wall vapor barrier and wall sheeting. Inside, the electrical conduit and vent ducts along the ceiling were completed.


The old driveway in front of the office expansion and Common Grounds entrance was removed this week to accommodate the relocation of several storm drains. The drains and piping were relocated and backfilled as planned.


New Main Hallway and Office Renovations: The new main corridor from Common Grounds to kid::life and the adjacent renovated office spaces are in the final stages of completion. We expect the main corridor and adjacent renovated office spaces to be turned over to the church next week.

Hangar Renovations and Hallway Shut Down in student::life Wing: The next phase of renovations will take place in the student::life Garage and the corridor between the Hub/Garage and the Life Center (beginning just past the double doors leading into the Hub).

Note: Beginning Sunday, July 16, the Garage will be closed off. Beginning Monday, July 17, for the next several weeks, the hallway between the Hub/Garage and Life Center (beginning just past the double doors leading into the Hub) will be closed off.

Here is the blueprint of the new student::life expansion and surrounding area! We have plans for 6 breakout rooms that student::life and many other ministries can use in their learning communities. The Garage is being redesigned with a new floor plan, bathrooms are being moved, and we are creating a new lobby area for student check-in.


Foundations for the student::life, kid::life, and Main Lobby Expansions: Final underground plumbing for new restrooms on both wing expansions was completed this week and the area backfilled. Stone was laid in the new student::life wing expansion area with the slab in that area scheduled to be poured late this week or early next week. The most noticeable change was the structural steel for the student::life wing expansion, which was erected this week. This week the concrete for the Main Lobby piers was poured and the cinder block foundation was started.

July 6, 2017:
Construction Update

New Common Grounds Entrance: The steel structure for the Common Grounds entrance was completed and the steel roof deck was installed.

New Office Expansion: Wood blocking was installed around the perimeter of the roof, and installation of the exterior wall vapor barrier and wall sheeting began. Inside the new office expansion, electrical HVAC along the ceiling was started.


Office Renovations: The renovation of the old Counseling Center’s waiting room and five counseling rooms was completed on Monday. Thanks to Men’s Life ministry volunteers and Living Word staff for help during the move. To enter the Counseling Center, use door #4.


The new main corridor from Common Grounds to kid::life and the nearby renovated office spaces are almost done and should reopen in a few weeks.

The old hallway behind the Main Auditorium and adjacent offices will be renovated to include an electrical transformer, panel, and storage room; two new administrative work areas; and expanded IT and facilities offices. These rooms will be accessed from the old, but renovated adjacent open office space and are scheduled to be completed in a few weeks.

kid::life Expansions: Parents, construction continues for the new hallway that will connect the kid::life red wing to the two new large assembly rooms. This is scheduled to be completed by mid July. In the meantime, Toddlers will meet in room 317 and Ladybugs in room 314 to ensure all children are safe during construction.

Foundations for the student::life, kid::life and Main Lobby Expansions: The footings, piers, and perimeter cinder block foundations for the expansions of student::life and kid::life were completed this week. Final underground plumbing for new restrooms was completed this week.

Main Entrance Expansion: Re-bar for the piers was constructed in preparation for pouring the concrete.

June 29, 2017:
Counseling Center Almost Done!

New Common Grounds and Office Entrance: Last Friday the new Common Grounds entrance and tower were put into place. This week more of the curved entrance were put up, as well as the roof structure between the entrance and the tower. It’s almost completed.



New Office Expansion: Work this week involved installing the wood framing for the windows, running electrical conduit, and placing junction boxes. Installation of the exterior wall sheathing began and will continue into next week.

Office Renovations: The renovation of the old Counseling Center’s waiting room and five counseling rooms is almost complete. This is very exciting! The new ceiling lights and carpet were installed. After final inspection, the rooms will be turned over to the church next week. We will let you know when the Counseling Center is ready to open in its permanent location.


The old hallway behind the Main Auditorium was closed off this week. The old hall area will be renovated to include an electrical transformer, panel and storage room, two new administrative work areas, and an expanded IT office and facilities office. That renovation began last week with drywall and drop ceiling grids completed this week.

kid::life Expansion: Parents, you will see that walls were constructed for a new hallway that will connect the kid::life red wing to the two new large assembly rooms. The hallway was created by taking space from room 323 (Toddlers) and room 322 (Ladybugs). The windows in those two rooms have been covered with sheetrock. The renovations to those two classrooms are scheduled to be completed by July 7.  In the meantime, Toddlers will meet in room 317 and Ladybugs in room 314 to ensure all children are safe during construction.

Foundations for the student::life, kid::life, and Main Lobby Expansions: The footings, piers, and perimeter cinder block foundations for the expansions of student::life and kid::life were completed this week. Final underground plumbing for new restrooms was started and is due to be completed next week.

Structural steel was delivered this week and you can expect some steel columns to be erected next week.

Main Entrance Expansion: Excavations and footings were poured for the Main Lobby expansion this week.

June 15, 2017:
Construction Update

New Common Grounds and Office Entrance: The good weather we had this week helped with the progress of the construction. The most visible change you will see is the removal of the exterior portions of the Common Grounds entrance. The visible plywood wall is the temporary security wall across the Common Grounds lobby. The wall provides a security and safety barrier while structural steel is being placed for the new entrance to the expanded Common Grounds area. The steel for the roof decking of the new offices and new Common Grounds entrance has been installed.

 

 

 

 

 

Office Renovations: This week electrical wiring has been run and drywall has been installed and is almost finished and ready for paint. These are pictures of the new hallway that will connect Common Grounds with kid::life with the new layout of the office spaces left and right of the hallway. The Counseling Center counseling rooms, waiting room, and hallway have been painted and new drop ceiling framing and tiles installed. Flooring will be finished in the next few days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storm Water Drains by the student::life wing: Main storm water drains from the upper side of the property and along the youth wing end of the building have been installed, which was a major effort. New sections were excavated and the drains were installed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundations for the student::life Expansion: The excavation and foundations for the new meeting rooms, expanded restrooms, and sacred space were put on hold for this week to accommodate the storm water drain installation, as well as a design change needed to accommodate the plumbing of the new expanded restroom. This part of the project will continue into next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundations for kid::life Expansion: The excavation and foundation for the kid::life expansion continued this week and will run into next week.

 

June 8, 2017:
Progress & New Walls

Exciting changes are taking place inside and out! Much of the change inside has been hidden from view in safe construction zones, so this week we are bringing you photos of the office renovations.

Office renovations began on May 16 with the main office area and the Counseling Center. The doors were removed, the walls that were moving were demolished, the carpet and ceiling tiles were removed, and electrical is being reworked as needed. Last week the steel studs for the new walls to create the new hallway to connect Common Grounds with the kid::life side of the building began to emerge. New office spaces and new doorways were created. This week drywall began to be installed and new electrical wiring is being run. The Counseling Center is getting a new coat of paint as this report is being written.

Outside on the south side, new storm water runs were dug and connected to the building. Storm water runs continue to be dug and installed into next week, however, for Sunday these areas will either be plated with steel or covered with macadam.

The west wing expansion piers have been dug and some have been poured. The piers for the north canopy were framed up and were being poured Thursday afternoon as this report is being written. On Sunday you will also see additional steel framing that has been welded into place on the north office expansion.

A security wall is being built across the Common Grounds lobby. This will provide a security and safety barrier while structural steel is being placed and the existing exterior wall begins to be removed. If you are used to watching the service in the Common Grounds lobby, please join us in the Life Center.

 

 

June 2, 2017:
North-Side Progress & Shuttle Service

Now that the foundations and concrete slab have been laid you will begin to see more rapid progress on the project. This week the structural steel for the north office areas was erected and the footers for the new canopy were dug. Inside the main office area, the demolition was completed and new steel stud walls are taking shape. Outside on the south side the excavation and foundations continue and we have begun to tie the new stormwater management into the previous stormwater management on the south east corner.
Please note due to the stormwater excavation in the drive area just off the east end of the building the drive beside the building will be shut down for a period of time. Please use the adjoining parking lots as a detour around this area of excavation.
We are also highly suggesting that those with mobility challenges instead of using the drop-off area, consider parking in the handicap parking places in lot D and use the new shuttle service to the front entrance.


May 27, 2017:
South Side & Office Renovations Continue

This week exterior work was slowed by the intermittent rain which delayed concrete work. However work inside progressed on schedule and:

  • Foundations and footings for the youth expansion area were poured
  • The concrete pad for the office expansion is almost complete
  • Structural steel for the office expansion arrived and began to be placed
  • Office demolition continued removing electrical, some walls and carpet.

 We continue to find ways to improve the access to the building and your experience.  We have created an area along the fence in the drop-off zone exclusively for pedestrians. This area is coned off. We have removed all parking from the drop-off zone and are running a shuttle to/from the handicap and mobility challenged parking area in lot D just across the drive from the drop off zone. We have also expanded this parking area with additional cones reserving spots for those needing assistance.

Our desire is to serve you and make your experience arriving and departing as comfortable as possible.  While there are limitations of what we can do without complicating the construction project, we invite you to make any suggestions you feel would be helpful.

May 18, 2017:
South Side & Office Renovations Continue

This week the exterior foundations on the north side of the building were completed. A piling for the new tower is being set in place under the slab of the Common Grounds Lobby. On the south side, the footers have been dug, rebar formed, and concrete is being poured for the foundations of the expanded east wing. The Main Office and Counseling Center have been closed for renovations and interior and electrical demolition has started. As a result, if you need to travel between the east wing (Common Grounds and student::life) and the west wing (kid::life), the Main Lobby is the easiest pathway. Also, we have been providing wheelchairs at the drop-off area outside entrance 1 to assist those who need some help getting from the drop-off point to the auditorium.

A Note from Pastor Brian

Everyone has been so helpful as we make adjustments getting into and around in our building. We have many months to go, but it will be exciting every week as we see progress.

Thank you to everyone who is supporting our new building. The funds have been coming in and we are grateful for that as well.

Please keep the entire building project in your prayers: safety for workers, good weather and timely work being done, patience on the part of everyone, and that God would raise up more people who want to financially support The Best is Yet to Come campaign.

Thanks again, everyone.

In Christ,

Pastor Brian

May 11, 2017:
South Side Renovations & Hallway Blocked-Off

This week we completed vacating the main office areas, moving supplies and equipment to new locations throughout the building. On Thursday, the renovations of the main office area began. This renovation includes the creation of a new hallway from Common Grounds to the kid::life area.

For the safety of all, please do not enter the construction areas without proper authorization from the construction superintendent, whether inside the building or any of the fenced in areas outside the building.

The work on the foundations for the north office and Common Grounds entrance continues. The concrete footers were completed and the block foundations are being laid.

The work on the south side kicked into high gear this week.

* top soil was removed and stored on site

* the canopy was removed and sealed from weather

* the sidewalk was removed

* stormwater pipes that need to be re-routed were removed

* preparations for new stormwater and sewage lines began

 

 

May 9, 2017:
Foundation Work, Relocated Offices, Counseling Center

This week the foundations are continuing to be laid on the new Common Grounds entrance and staff offices by Common Grounds. The crews will continue placing rebar and pouring of the concrete foundations.

At the moment the south side of the building is seeing more destruction than construction. The canopy is being taken down and foundations are being surveyed and dug.

Our staff that worked in the Main Office have moved to other work spaces. We are so grateful for the ministry partners that have helped during this transition, thank you! The Main Office area is closed for renovations. This is where we are putting in a new hallway between Common Grounds and kid::life.

The reception area in the Main Office has now been moved to the Common Grounds Lobby. Please use door 3 as the new Main Office door where you can connect with our receptionist Amy if you have an appointment at the church.

Our Counseling Center has moved to the student::life wing. The waiting area at the opposite end of the hallway can be accessed via door 2.

May 2, 2017:
Foundation Work & Entrance Update

The next step in the site preparation is happening this week and you will notice several changes: 1) foundation work has begun for the new offices; 2) a construction fence has been installed around the south side of the building and around much of the lower parking lot; 3) all but one entrance to the Main Lobby has been closed; and 4) the main office staff has been moved to other locations.

Change is often difficult to deal with and these changes will cause challenges – disrupted routines, people not being where they used to be, and perhaps having to walk a little farther. We pray that everyone will have patience and extend grace as we move into the time where we ask God to “bless this mess.”

April 26, 2017:
Office Construction Begins

As you drive into the north parking lot this week (Common Grounds entrance), you will notice that the heavy equipment that was here last Sunday hasn’t been sitting idle. A portion of the parking lot and sidewalk near the previous entrance has been removed in preparation for the office expansion. You are now able to see the “footprint” of the new entrance and extended offices. This new space will allow all the staff to be in the same location. It will also allow easier access to the kid:life wing from Common Grounds.

The preparation for the foundation for the new office expansion will begin and should take a week and a half to complete.

April 22, 2017:
Parking & Entrance Information

It is exciting to see the construction beginning to take place! Because more than half of our building exterior is being expanded, the number of entrances is being reduced during the construction period.

New entrances and closest doorways to the following areas:

Entrance 1: Main Lobby
Entrance 2: student::life
Entrance 3: Common Grounds, Church Office, and receptionist                                    Entrances 4 & 5: kid::life and the Counseling Center

Please use parking lots farther away. IF you are able-bodied and can walk a few extra yards, help us honor our guests, the elderly, and those with physical challenges by passing up the parking spots closest to the doors and leaving them for others.

Thank you for your patience during this temporary inconvenience for permanent improvement.

April 14, 2017:
Property Map &  Entrance Information

The Best Is Yet to Come is finally becoming a reality as we begin the building expansion. This page will be used to provide updates about the construction. We are praying that the work is completed by the end of the year.

Our contractor, Wohlson Construction, will be preparing the site to begin work following Easter Sunday. Our primary concern is for safe access to the building and that the construction will be done in a timely manner. A safety and security fence will be installed around the construction areas, which will limit access to some areas. We have worked closely with the contractor to develop a plan that will be the least disruptive to our regular ministry.

This preparation will likely change the way you enter the building. A number of current parking spots will be covered by the construction, so you also may need to park in a different location. We have numbered the entry doors from 1 to 5. Each entry door will have a large number above the door to identify that entrance. Here is a chart to help you know which door to enter for each part of the building and the best place to park for that entrance. There is a map included to help you visualize the building and parking lots.

Door #1: Lobby and Main Auditorium entrance. There will be a drop-off point near this entrance with a few handicapped spaces in parking lot A and more in lot D. Other parking will be available in lots B, C, and D.

Door #2: student::life area on the south side of the building. The best parking for this entrance will be in lots D and E.

Door #3: New entrance for Common Grounds and the office reception area. Located off the patio area, the best parking for this entrance will be in lots D, E, and F. There will be handicapped parking in lot F near the building.

Doors #4 and #5: kid::life entryways. These entrances are in the same location they were previously–on the northwest side of the building. Parking spaces in lots F, G, and H are closest to these entrances.

To make sure that our guests and first-time visitors have a great experience, we request that able-bodied staff and ministry partners park in lots D and E at the ends farthest from the building.

Thank you for working with us during the expansion. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact John Hillard.

April 13, 2017:
New Common Ground Door Being Installed

The initial step in the construction process is to create a new entrance into Common Grounds. On Wednesday, April 12 our construction company started converting a window into a set of doors. This entrance is being designed to create a greater connectivity between Common Grounds and the patio, but also serves as an alternate entrance when the current Common Grounds entrance is closed next week for the beginning of the expansion.

On Sunday, you will see clear, thick draping in Common Grounds to prevent any dust or debris from coming into the building.

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