Work is progressing on the parsonage renovation. All demo is completed and a recent check in with Mr. Hodges reported the drywall installed, spackled and in process of being primed and painted by the end of this week. During demo it was discovered the three rooms, kitchen, half bath and utility room lacked insulation in the ceilings and exterior walls of kitchen and half bath. The contractor has studded walls that had none and insulated all areas. The water lines and drains for the washer, laundry sink and 220 electric for the dryer and exhaust for same have been installed in the former office which will now be a laundry room. The half bath has a new commode, installed to code, a vanity with sink, light and mirror, and a new overhead light and exhaust fan installed. The door to the cellar, half bath and utility room will be replaced. It was decided to purchase appliances needed now instead of at a later date so the contractor can install them for us. Diane Nowalk, Anne Bode and woman's guild will source and choose the appliances needed. Stan Klees and i have been observing the work in progress and we are pleased with the quality of workmanship being accomplished. Flooring in the foyer, half bathroom, kitchen, and utility room, as well as, cupboard installation remains to be done to complete this part of the renovation.
We are continuing with the Parsonage renovations. Having an inviting Parsonage may help us in obtaining a new Pastor. It could also be used by a
vacancy Pastor who wishes to stay overnight. There is still painting to be completed and volunteers are appreciated. The bathroom renovation is completed. The floors refinished on
January 3 and kitchen and downstairs bathroom renovations will be done in February. Stan Klees has put in a lot of time scheduling and leading this effort. Thanks to all the volunteers who came
out to help. Please see Stan for the work schedule.
Lands of the Bible Cruise:
There are brochures available for you to consider going on a “Lands of the Bible Cruise” with Kim and Anne Bode September 25-October 8 2020. Brochures are available with the details. There is a discount if you register before January 15
Let's raise the temperature in the new narthex!
A couple of years ago, the congregation approved a building project to give our church a much needed "facelift." The proposal was for a new narthex on the front of our building...an inviting place to meet and greet our church family as well as welcome visitors! So far, we have put the project out for bids and have planned on the new glass doors for the project. They can be installed now and then moved when the final project is done. This is a very exciting time for Grace, and to that end, we are encouraging giving to our building fund In the coming weeks, look for the thermometer at the back of the church. Currently, we have $13,575.00 in the building fund and $38,209 in the designated fund for a total of $51,784 towards this project. Our goal is $200,000. The Building Committee is hoping you will prayerfully consider giving to the building fund and help our congregation "Raise the Temperature in the New Narthex!"
A Bible Study Opportunity
Women's Saturday morning Bible Study is at 9:00 a.m. The study is entitled “Mirror, Mirror; Reflections on God's Word”. What do you see in the mirror? Do you like the reflection? Many of us don't, but perhaps that's because we don't see ourselves the way God does—as His dear children. The eight lessons in “Mirror, Mirror” encourage you to dig into Scripture, ask you to make personal application of God's Word to your own life, and help you see yourself as He sees you: His beloved, redeemed daughter. We hope you will join us.