G2G Phase 2

Renovations have begun!

July 12, 2021 Update

Dear friends,

Work continues in the sanctuary building. Because of asbestos removal we've had to restrict access, but you'll enjoy a quick tour (below) as Bob Glover guides us through a very different "fellowship hall." It's exciting to see the progress!

A forewarning for those who normally attend our 11:00 service: There will be a few weeks in late July, August and September when, because of construction, we'll need to relocate the service to the Faith Center. We're not sure the exact dates, but when we do, we'll do our best to give you plenty of notice.

+Pastor Rhodes

June 9, 2021 Update

Dear friends,

Construction on the sanctuary building began in earnest last week as we moved forward with G2G phase 2! It's an exciting time for the congregation, no doubt.

Mike Agee has provided incredible leadership with this project. Quite honestly, I'm not sure what we'd do without him. Here's his brief update from this past week. Below is a quick video clip of the demolition work in fellowship hall. We'll continue to provide updates along the way. For now, heeeeeere's Mike:

We spent several weeks preparing the Fellowship Hall, kitchen, old archives and the top floor of the building for demolition and asbestos abatement. Kitchen equipment and large archives items have been moved out, stored, and many items sold. The entire kitchen has been packed up and cleaned out with the help of Celia Jarrett, Carol Hair, Cheryl Sjoblom, and others. We thank members of the Property Committee, Raymond Coltrane, Tim Byrd, Bill Safrit, Dick Hattaway, and Steve Jarrett for their help moving items. The entire music library had to be relocated along with Rob to Classroom 213 in the Education building. We appreciate the many members of the choir for their help in making the move. The decoration team of Sandy Jordan, Jane Britt, and Cheryl van der Poel packed up all the decorations. The heavy and large units in the kitchen and old archives were moved with the help of the head football coach from Catawba, Curtis Walker, along with six other coaches. Thanks to Tom Childress for arranging for their help. Throughout the process, our facilities team (Jon and David) have been moving and cleaning out items. Four large dump trailer loads were hauled away. Needless to say, getting the Sanctuary building ready for the project has been a very large team effort.

Demolition and abatement began on June 1. Abatement of the blooming plaster on the exterior wall of the top floor has been completed. Installation of the gypsum wall will begin next week. Demolition has begun in the Fellowship Hall and kitchen. That work will continue for weeks to come.

Our thanks to all for their enthusiastic support of this much-needed project. To God be the glory.

+Pastor Rhodes