Overview. Welcome to the September 12th, 2020 CUMC Spring Garden Blogpost. The Arthur Funk Construction team continues wrapping up another week of work onsite since the restart continuing to complete the final punch list, cleaning the entire building, and running wiring for security, audio-visual, and stage lighting. These are some of the things before the Spring Garden Campus is fully functional.
Again, CUMC volunteers and professional movers outnumbered construction workers who were continuing clearing the punch list and installing audio-visual, security, and lighting components.
This is what happened Sep 7 – 11, 2020.
Outside. Last Saturday after I published the Blog I got some photos showing Gary Ankabrandt beginning to prepare our flower garden around the entrance. This week he’s been overwhelmed by your plant offerings and offers of assistance. He reminded me that this is just phase one of a beautification program for the Campus. As things move along, he’ll work in areas on the land and woods east of the Campus, but that will probably be next year.
The lawn company applied the last of the spray seeding to the remainder of the campus. The Contractor has a few minor blemishes to repair outdoors. Otherwise, I am not aware of any construction work remaining on the outside
An artist volunteer named Chris has been creating a hand-painted mural in the Gathering just outside the Worship Center doors.
All of the staff offices are filled with their respective contents, and the staff has been busy settling in. The computers are operational as are the phones. By the way, the main phone number is unchanged – 717 249-1512. And if you Google “Carlisle UMC PA, “you’ll see our new address. (There is a Carlisle UMC in Carlisle AR.)
CUMC has its mailbox at the head of the driveway. While I was there this week, Audra walked up to collect the mail. Knowing we’re re-connected to the world is comforting.
Pictorial Potpourri Sep 7 – 11 2020
I didn’t count the number of professional mover trips this week, but there were several. Here, CUMC almost looks like a truck stop along Route 11 with four trucks vying for two unloading spaces.
Our Gardening Team at work this week.
And I’ve run us out of space. I wanted to show more of the move and the progress in the Worship Center, but you’ll get to see that next Sunday. So let me wrap up
CUMC’s Care for the Workers. Over the past four years, from before CUMC purchased the land, until this week, the Builders Prayer Team has regularly lifted up the building program, the Building Committee, and all those who have worked to make our beautiful Spring Garden Campus out of twenty-five acres of a fertile corn and soybean field. Their job is now finished.
During this same time, you have also continued to pray for the builders and this program. Our prayers have been answered. God has led us to this day. The workers did their work safely and with great skill. God provided the Building Committee with the perfect mix of skills, dedication, and leadership. The building stands completed, and our leadership has taken over the campus. It’s now time to close this Blog. Thank you for your readership and the occasional word of encouragement
Pray for the day when we can hug, shake hands, sing, and see complete faces again. And pray for the day when we can fill the Worship Center to overflowing with praise and thanksgiving to the Great God who has brought us to this very moment.