It has been good to be back in church for our times of worship.
We want to get together to be with each other. At the same time we are limiting time we meet to the Worship Center as we can social distance there. We are not having Community Groups just as we did not have VBS as we can not social distance in those venues.
I appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation. In light of the increase in COVID 19 we are asking our people if at all possible to wear masks in the service to be protective of others. If you can not wear a mask we understand.
Even though we may not all be able to wear a mask we can all social distance and wash our hands.
In regards to the Worship Center. Even though we are meeting there is still work to be done for it to be completed.
We are, as well, in the process of having flashing around the outside of the Worship Center repaired. This is necessary to prevent some of the water leaks in the hallways around the Worship Center. Once the flashing is complete, painting the exterior of the church will begin.
At this time our architectural team is working on the design for the elevator and acquiring bids to do the work of installing it. Hopefully the elevator will be installed by October and no later than November. We have made one change in the location of the elevator. It will be located on the west side of the Children’s Building. Our construction company, architects, and engineers have all agreed this is the best place for it.
Concerning the Welcome Center, the finalized plans and pricing will not be completed until October 21, 2020.
The finalized construction documents (architect and engineer drawings and documents) will be completed by November 24, 2020.
We will receive the finalized contractor pricing December 22, 2020.
The construction phase is planned to be begin on January 4, 2021 with the completion date tentatively set for July 14, 2021.
The architectural team is working hard to reduce the price of the Welcome Center as much as they can.
I hope you are praying daily for the Lord’s guidance in this work.
I am so thankful to the Lord for your faithfulness in giving.
As of July 12th, $305,372.88 has been given to the Forward by Faith Campaign. This is excellent! With all the challenges going on in our country, what a powerful testimony to the reality of Jesus in our lives that we are being faithful in not only giving our tithes, but giving substantially more than the tithe in the Forward by Faith Campaign. God bless you for your faithfulness in serving our Great Savior.
I know the last couple of weeks we have had issues with the live stream. The equipment is new. Our technical team is working hard to correct the problems. Your patience and prayers are deeply appreciated.
You are a great church, and I love you! I can never thank the Lord Jesus enough for letting me serve with you.