Lots of work has been happening at 36600, both inside and out. The walls of both the interior and exterior are taking on a more finished appearance.
In November, the exterior stucco was begun as well as the preparation for exterior painting. We had some painting delay due to the rain showers (we’re not complaining!), but we remain on schedule.
Inside, the interior walls were finished with tape and texture, and all the painting was completed. The tile in the bathrooms and kitchen was laid, and the cabinets throughout the building have been installed.
We have engaged the last of the big contracts, with two carpentry contractors for the very important woodwork in the sanctuary and the cabinet and finish work throughout the building. The wood for the sanctuary paneling, ceiling, and chancel screen was delivered in November, and the work began for its installation.
The Construction Team appointed a sub-committee of members to work with Pastor Brenda to identify an artist and guide the design of the baptism mosaic in the rear patio. This selection and design process will likely continue through the holidays.
The team has also made the final chair selection for the sanctuary, and fabric and finishes have been selected and ordered. The chairs are comfortable for a wide range of bodies, and provide flexible possibilities for many types of seating arrangements. At least a third of the chairs will have arms, which can be an important assistance for those will mobility issues.
Although we continue to have the occasional minor setbacks and headaches that any project this size and complexity entails, the Construction Team is pleased with the progress we’re making.