Frequently Asked Questions
The pews will be removed and chairs will be used for seating. The pews were installed during the original building project. The wood finish is splintering and cannot be repaired. The color of the cloth, while appropriate at that time, does not blend well with the new modern look. Chairs will allow for more flexibility.
The ceiling will be lowered slightly to allow for lighting changes. It will also be of a darker color to not show dust which is now apparent.
A new wall will be constructed at the front of the sanctuary. It will cover the baptistery and stained glass, allowing a new projection system to be installed. This will require the stained glass window to be repurposed. The glass will be used in the windows of the breezeway behind the sanctuary.
The sound system will be upgraded along with new lighting throughout the sanctuary. The existing lighting is not energy efficient and does not allow as much control of the lighting as desired. The sound of the room will be enhanced making music and speech more understandable.
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A new durable and easy to clean flooring will be poured. A new ceiling with improved lighting will be added as well as acoustical treatments and other wall improvements.
The Heating/Ventilation/AC System
While it was the state of the art at the time it was installed, it is in need of long-term maintenance and care. The piping system and pumps require immediate attention to avoid leaks. The air handlers are over 35 years old and have outlived their expected life.
A sacrificial gift involves prayerfully considering:
A changed lifestyle
“In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.” Luke 14:33
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33
Giving up something specific
“But the king replied to Araunah, ‘No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.’ So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen and paid fifty shekels of silver for them.” 2 Samuel 24:24