11-6 Update

 chairs downstairs Hooray! What fun it was to bring down all of our chairs last night! We are very grateful for the many folks who came out to help us! We had two lines of folks down each stairway and out into the auditorium. Many hands truly did make light work. There are pictures of the process in the “Restoration” album.   

We were also able to bring down all of our stored kitchen items (that were removed from the lower cabinets after the flood). These are now lined up on tables in the auditorium until we are able to wash them and move them back into the kitchen. 

  All the platform trees were carried down on Tuesday as well. Folks are working on the pines to see if we can get all of the lighting to work again.    The rooms upstairs have been set back up for Sunday School and AWANA. (We are not planning to offer Sunday School this week since we are not positive that we will have heat back by then.)   The hardwood is now complete on all three platforms. What a lovely addition! So much thanks goes to Jimmie Goddard for tracking down the perfect hardwood and leading the installation of it! Thanks also go out to Max Oesterle for helping us on that project for several days. We also appreciate Max’s work in restoring our keyboard case and our communion table. chairs downstairs2   The ducting has arrived for the HVAC so we are hopeful that we may soon enjoy some heat in the auditorium and the upper classrooms. 🙂   There is still a small amount of carpet to install, and we hope that will be finished on Saturday   A lot of baseboard has been installed.    Colton is leading a crew to restore rock to our landscape islands. Clean rock sure looks beautiful in there!    Please remember that we are planning to have our 10:00 AM service this Sunday at our building! We still think it might be best to dress warmly. 🙂   More pictures have been added to the Restoration Album! Click below to access it.