Auditorium Update: July 2014

We want to update you on the renovations in the auditorium. Phase one will begin on Sunday, July 27, and will include the removal of the pews, new flooring, new seating, new sheetrock and paint on the lower walls.

IMG_1285We have collected a little over $72,000 and these are the steps we are able to take at this time. Below, you can find the projects we will continue to raise money towards.

On Sunday, July 27, following the morning services, we will have a pew removal party! You can be a part of this by signing up with David Holsted in the lobby or by emailing him. The only requirements are that you are able to listen to and follow instructions, and you are 13 years old or older. We’ll provide you lunch and tell you exactly what to do.

For a few Sundays, this means we will meet for services upstairs in the Lookout and elevate will meet in the Landing.

You can continue to give towards the renovations by donating online and choosing “30th Anniversary Auditorium Makeover” or by writing “Auditorium Makeover” in the memo portion of your check. To complete the other projects (Phase Two) listed below, our estimate is an additional $250,000. This would include the lighting changes both for the seating area and the stage at an estimated cost of $100,000.We will not borrow money for this project but will proceed as funds are available. IMG_1297

There will be several 6’ pews available following the pew removal. For a donation of $500 towards the renovations, you can have a Fellowship North pew as your very own. Interested? Email Larry Fluharty to claim one!

Here’s what we hope to accomplish:

Phase One (begins July 27 – we already have the money for this part!)

  • new flooring
  • new seating that is more flexible – replace the pews with chairs
  • new sheetrock and a fresh coat of paint

Phase Two (will proceed once we have the money)

  • reconfiguring the stage space and storage behind stage for better use of space
  • new lighting for both the stage and seating areas, to make it more efficient and effective
  • dual screens
  • new video capability for web-streaming
  • mens lobby restroom renovation (the ladies got this several years ago; we’d like to bring the guys up to date too)

Renovating this space isn’t a whim, or an attempt to have the best-looking church in town. It is about stewarding God’s gift, and living out our vision as a church. We want to continue to use this building to serve our community, and these improvements are a way to move us further down that path.

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