You may be wondering what has happened in the building since the end of demolition! Progress now is harder to see and often happening behind safety barriers. However, we are happy to report that a great deal is going on at WCUC, including:
- A new, low platform has been built in the sanctuary apse, with a ramp leading up to it from the adjacent space near the church offices. Final carpentry and finishing come later when there’s less risk of damaging the finished product.
- Carpenters are now focusing on the Pine Street entry area, preparing the new internal stairway and vestibule.
- Painters have power washed the building and are scraping away chipped paint. Some wood will be replaced before fresh paint is applied.
- Arrangements have been made for a new heating solution in the kitchen (a mini-split) to replace an existing, barely-functional heating unit. Now we know why the kitchen was so cold!
- Plumbers and electricians are doing work in our kitchen and in the room off the apse (also known as the sacristy or Deacon’s kitchen).
- New sanctuary chairs will be complete soon and new furniture (font, pulpit, and table) is being constructed by a local woodworker.
Many thanks to our extremely hard-working Renovation Task Force, continuing to advise and facilitate the process throughout the summer: Maureen Mara (chair), Susan Coppock, Sarah Hindle, David Swain, Borgie Yunis; as well as Stewards leader John Schummers.