Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tour de Detour

On Sunday, June 1 the parking and entry into the church will change due to the construction occurring on the Tyler Road side of the church. Please check out our Parking page to know where to park and how to get to Sunday school or the sanctuary. To give you an idea what the detour to the sanctuary is going to be like when parking across Tyler Road, you can take a virtual tour of the detour below.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Groundbreaking: Encore Presentation

If you missed seeing the Groundbreaking Ceremony in person, here it is on video:

Special thanks to Mike Falgout for recording this for us.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

It's Started: Here Is What You Need to Know

Construction preparation is underway. Temporary sidewalks have been put in place. Starting next week there will be barricades up on the Tyler Road side of the campus.  Please see the parking map to understand where to park and how to enter the facilities from that point on.

Also, please note that starting this Sunday, May 25, some community groups will be in new locations. Please make note of the following changes:
  • Growing in Faith (Room 305)
  • Friends & Family (Room 304)
  • Young Families (Upper Room)
  • Joint Heirs (Room 302)
  • College/Young Adults (Room 204)
  • Real Relationships (Fellowship Hall Alcove)
All other classes remain the same.

Please make use of the schedule if you'd like to know what is happening when.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Groundbreaking

This past Sunday, we had groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new connector. It was a fitting way to start a process that is not about a building, but about enhancing the prospects of making disciples, by providing an open door to the community and by giving better access to those who struggle with transitioning between our floors.

Our time started with an introduction by Pastor Harry Walls, followed by an introduction of guests and leaders by Gary Kennedy.  Steve Meeks read the prayer from Nehemiah 1, which was followed by prayer by Pastor Harry.  Several people took place in ceremonial groundbreaking, including:
  • Chuck Andrews
  • Pastor Harry Walls
  • Peggy Vigneulle, wife of Pastor Dick Vigneulle, our late founding pastor
  • Nicholas Kuhn, representing the children
  • Gary Kennedy, Administrative Pastor
  • Jeff McIlwain, from JohnsonKreis, the construction company
  • Chris Callahan, chairman of the building committee
  • Dwayne Timothy, the architect for the project, from CTSM
If you missed it, here it is in pictures:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Before It's All Connected

We celebrate the groundbreaking for the new connector next Sunday, May 18, after the morning service. Starting May 29, everything changes, so here is what it looks like before all the demolition and construction.

From Lobby to 2nd Floor Landing
From Lobby to Welcome Desk
Across Lobby to Welcome Desk
From Courtyard to Side Door
From 2nd Floor of LEC to Second Floor Landing
LEC Ground Floor Hallway
LEC Ground Floor Classroom
LEC Ground Floor Classroom

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Keeping You Connected

The construction phase of the Connecting Project will be starting very soon and this blog is committed to keep you "connected" to what is going on. Bookmark this site and check back often to get the latest news on construction progress, including photos of the latest activity. Also, this site is a reference for other resources that are available to you, including:
  • The schedule of events and significant milestones.
  • A virtual tour of the new connector and the new nursery & preschool area.
  • High-level floor plans, to give you an idea how everything will be laid out.
  • A list of the members of the Connecting Team, so that you can pray for them.
If you want to more easily know when there is news on this site, you can do one or more of the following: