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The volunteers completing most of the work to renovate the narthex and chapel were planning to begin work on another transformational project but were then delayed by weather.


The current goal is to upgrade the floor covering on the altar platform, including the platform around the communion rail. Once the upgrades were completed in the narthex, chapel, and cloister walk volunteers recognized that there was plenty of tile leftover from those projects, so the costs for extending these renovations to this area of the sanctuary would be very small.

The existing red carpet on the altar platform (where the pastor and assisting ministers walk) will be replaced with a combination of tile and wood trim. The red carpet will remain throughout the rest of the chancel (where worshippers come forward for communion). Since this tile work involves the use of a “wet saw,” and since the best location for this rather “messy” task is outdoors, it was necessary to delay work until temperatures moderate.

These upgrades like so many other recent changes are designed to be historic “renovations.” Like the restroom and chapel renovations, we hope that the changes look like they COULD have always been there. We aren’t restoring our church and other facilities to the way they were 70 years ago but, rather, planning on its use for the NEXT 70 years!

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