At approximately 2:00 P.M. on June 21, 2016 the installation was completed, and 78 solar panels at Union Church went live! They are now generating what is expected to be at least 25% of the electricity that Union Church uses in a year’s time. Soon there will be a public display at church showing how… Read more.
After years of planning and waiting, work is progressing on our sanctuary refurbishments. Floors have been refinished in front of the organ and under all of the pews. The wall behind the organ has had unused and unsightly heating grills removed, and received a fresh coat of paint. Finally, new carpet has been installed in… Read more.
Work progressed swiftly this week after a weekend of letting the final floor coats dry. As of today (Tuesday) all of the pews have been relocated to their new positions, tightened, and been screwed together securely. The new angled side sections provides wider aisles and improved viewing angles. We’ve also left more room for wheelchairs… Read more.
The first coats of stain and finish were laid down today in the sanctuary. In order to keep the dust to a bare minimum, please do not open doors or “peek,” while we let the finish harden.
Immediately after service on August 3, members and friends helped clear the pews of hymnals, bibles, and cushions and an intrepid crew began covering the organ with a plastic dust cover. The reason? Our long awaited carpet and flooring upgrade to the sanctuary! Step one was to remove the side and especially worn pews to… Read more.
Work is progressing steadily (when the rain permits!) on our renewed Memorial Garden. New stone paths, benches and special plantings will make the space between the main sanctuary and Cowan Chapel a special place of peace and green, growing reflection. First suggested in 1998, the memorial garden was the inspiration of Mary Nash and Judy… Read more.
Here are some pics of the latest work at the church. Best guess now is that we’ll get temporary occupancy around November 20, allowing us to start moving in desks and boxes. We are hoping that our first worship service back in the space will be December 2, but everything is subject to satisfactory inspections… Read more.
This week construction crews have been preparing the Community Room for it’s new floor. First pipes were placed in the drainage trenches in the floor. Next an impermeable layer of that channels water to the trenches was installed under 1″ of foam insulation. On top of all of that will be 2″ of new concrete making a… Read more.