When you walk into our fellowship hall, you can’t help but look up. And when you do, please notice the innovative new ceiling system, one of the first of its kind installed by our contractors. The system features two-by-ten-foot acoustical panels that will prevent the sound from rebounding when groups of us are talking, singing, eating, or performing. The ceiling holds our state of the art projector and screen, both of which lower when we want to use them and disappear otherwise. The speakers for our AV system are also in the ceiling, along with special can lights.
Ceilings are being installed all over the new building, now that we have passed inspections on the above-ceiling systems: electrical, telecom, sprinkler, and fire alarms. The sweet smell of sheetrock mud and paint — sweet because they signal completion — compete with the more acrid smells and flying sparks of bandsaws cutting through metal.
The heavy duty rubber linoleum floor in the kitchen is down and the new stove, refrigerator, food warmer, pot racks, and stainless steel sinks and counters have arrived. The new equipment will be joined by our old ice maker, dishwasher, freezers, and butcher block counters. Workers are installing wood cabinetry in the classrooms, kitchen, and bathrooms, and adding wood trim everywhere.
We are finally making perceivable progress on the site, with brick walls, stone walls, concrete ramps, and pavers sprouting suddenly like wildflowers after a rain. Bobcats are carving the shape of the parking lot out of the dirt; it won’t be long until it’s paved. Inside, the concrete is getting drier.
Things are looking up. Thank you for all you are doing to help with this final push. We continue to rely on your prompt or accelerated payment of pledges, your new or additional contributions, and your prayers and moral support. Any cash advances now reduce what we have to borrow, resulting in lower interest payments down the road. Click here to make an additional contribution, new gift or pledge payment to the capital campaign. And plan to join Bishop Curry for the building dedication October 5 at 6 pm!
If you are returning to town after summer vacation, remember your annual fund pledge!. The annual fund supports our programming, outreach ministry, building upkeep, and staff. Click here to support the annual fund and the work of the church at the Chapel of the Cross.