Dear SPCC family and friends,
I would like to write a monthly update on the progress of OUR project on the fellowship hall in order to keep us all informed. It is a very exciting time!
In December, Volunteers came in and moved all of the stuff out of the rooms that had to be worked on and then we had the asbestos removal company come in and remove what had to be mitigated.
In January, I had surgery on my shoulder. We felt it was best to delay the bulk of the project till I got a little bit better.In the meantime, Jeff Shane (My Right hand man) came in and took down some of the wall coverings so we would have a better idea of what we need to do to make it work. And… We have also come to the realization that “we have to take what the building gives us”. Which means that we will have to get creative with some of the wall placement in the kitchen in order to keep the ceiling from falling down.
Also, in the fireplace room, Jeff took down the paneling and the ceiling tiles and pulled up the carpeting. What we discovered was the old, original cabin. How exciting!! The design committee felt it would be perfect in keeping with the history of the church and so we wanted to see if we could restore the logs. God led us to a local company. The owner was willing to lend us his equipment for free and show our volunteers how to use them. WOW!! Paying only for materials that we will use (varnish, chinking, sand blast material…) will make this an affordable part of the project.
February will be a time of organizing and sorting all of the stuff that we have in the fellowship hall. Things like dishes, tables, chairs, pictures… and getting them under plastic to keep them clean. As you can see, there is almost as much prep work as there is remodel work when dealing with a project like this.
March first is when we will get the trash roll-off and we will start the demo of the bathrooms, removing carpet, removing ceiling tiles… in earnest.
Steve Buchanan (my other right hand man) is organizing our volunteers. We felt that having them work in 3 hour shifts (9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00) would be best. We will be having 2-4 volunteers at a time in order to keep social distancing and to make it safe for all. Please contact Steve if you would like to help us. We will be making the March schedule during the last week in February. Please let Steve know what days work best for you.
It is so fun to see how “God’s got this” is working already. Please contact me at email@example.com and I will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.
Yours in Christ