The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men . . .
You have heard by now that we are not moving back into the Sanctuary this weekend. We have chosen to postpone the opening until the weekend of September 30-October 1.
There are a number of reasons for our decision. However, the bottom line is — we just weren’t ready. There is a massive amount of work to be done in the programming of the sound and lights in the room. Plus, we needed more time to complete the installation of the wood panels in the front of the room. And—we need to get our volunteers trained on all of the new equipment.
So—we will wait. But, it is just two weeks! We will have a glorious weekend on September 30-October 1. I am so excited for you to experience this new room. It is beautiful, worshipful and incredibly functional. I think you are going to love it.
Then, we have scheduled the official Dedication Service for the Sanctuary on Sunday, October 15. On that day, we have invited numerous special guests to join us for this momentous occasion. You don’t want to miss it!
Our church built our Sanctuary in 1959. It has served us and our community well. But, it was time for a change. And, this renovation is a complete makeover, to say the least. It is a holistic overhaul of the interior of the room. Just about everything that could be changed has been changed!
Thank you for your patience in this long season of transition. You have managed it so well. We have had meaningful worship experiences together in the various venues utilized during this time. You handled this time so responsibly. Your attendance and your faithful generosity has been a true blessing to our church. Thank you so much!
So, we will continue to meet in the Fellowship Hall, Gym and Suite 120 for two more weeks. We have been transitioning equipment out of the Gym and Fellowship Hall to the Sanctuary. Therefore, our technological capabilities are a bit limited for these last two weeks. But, we will have enough media equipment to provide you with quality worship environments. I can’t thank our media team enough!
I look forward to our first experiences in the new Sanctuary. But—I also look forward to seeing you over the next two weeks as we anticipate together.
See you Sunday!