Congregational Info Session #4 – 07/16/17

The Building Committee held our fourth Congregational Info Session yesterday morning at 945AM and again at 1100AM.  The Powerpoint below was used to provide updates on: the design of our new facility on the Spring Garden Campus (in particular our architect has focused on expanding the design in the worship, music, youth and adult areas in the past month); the initiation and terms of a sales agreement and memo of understanding with CAEDC for the purchase and repurposing of our existing facility; and review of two design options for the exterior finish elements that could be incorporated in our new building.  Those in attendance were surveyed as to their thoughts regarding which design will best serve CUMC for the next 100 years of ministry in our community.  Additional info sessions have been scheduled for August 20 and September 17 to continue providing updated design and budget information as the design progresses though the summer months.  As a reminder, dates for our two congregational votes will be September 24 and January 28, each preceded the week prior (September 17 and January 21 respectively) with combined worship and full congregational info sessions to prepare everyone with all the information necessary for each vote.  These pre-vote sessions will both be attended by our architect and general contractor to assist in answering questions.

Session #4 Powerpoint.071617

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Video of Congregational Info Session #3

If you were unable to attend either of the Congregational Info Sessions held on June 11, 2017, the sessions were videotaped and you are welcome to view them by clicking on the feed below.  The powerpoint used during the sessions is available on the preceding blog post of June 12, 2017.

Congregational Info Session #3 – 06/11/17

The Building Committee held our third Congregational Info Session yesterday morning at 945AM and again at 1100AM.  The Powerpoint below was used to provide updates on:  the design of our new facility on the Spring Garden Campus; our construction budget versus estimated costs; the repurposing of our existing facility; and the Community Campus at Smith Farm.   We also explored POSSIBLE exterior finish elements that could be incorporated plus provided a first look at the new building in three dimensions with some of these POSSIBLE elements included.  Additional info sessions have been scheduled for July 16 and August 20 to continue providing updated design and budget information as the design progresses though the summer months.  Dates for our two congregational votes were also announced as September 24 and January 28, each preceded the week prior (September 17 and January 21 respectively) with combined worship and full congregational info sessions to prepare everyone with all the information necessary for each vote.  These pre-vote sessions will both be attended by our architect and general contractor to assist in answering questions.

Session #3 Powerpoint for BC Blog.061117

Building Committee Blast – Week of 5/08/17

  • This past Sunday May 7, Jeff Barnes delivered the message entitled “Kingdom Building” at all 3 services.  As the title implies, we reviewed the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem as described in Nehemiah Chapter 2, and traced the history of the construction of Methodist buildings in Carlisle, relating those collective experiences to our current situation as we wrestle with the design of a new facility for CUMC.  The message also explores a question that God might feel compelled to ask us along the way……..”So whose kingdom are you trying to build, anyway – MINE or yours?”   If you were not in attendance last Sunday we encourage you to listen to the podcast of this message using the following link:    Kingdom Building Message 5/07/17

Congregational Info Session #2 – 04/30/17

The Building Committee held our second Congregational Info Session yesterday morning at 945AM and again at 1100AM.  The Powerpoint below was used to first emphasize several points of wonderful news followed by the presentation of our initial floor plan design for the new facility.  Our updated construction budget versus the estimated costs of development of the Spring Garden Campus were also presented.  Additional info sessions have been scheduled for June 11, July 16 and August 20 to continue providing updated design and budget information as the design progresses though the summer months.

Session 2 Powerpoint for BC Blog.043017

 

Building Committee Blast – Week of 4-24-17

  • The BC’s visit to Floris UMC in Herndon, VA last Sunday was fruitful.  Accompanied by Pastor Jim, we experienced their worship and then reviewed with their staff how they transition their worship center from contemporary to traditional style between services.  It is extremely doable with good planning and adequate equipment storage directly behind the worship center stage.  A building tour coupled with Q&A with two of Floris’ pastors plus their facility manager was most informative as to lessons they learned and things they wish had been done differently.
  • The scoping meeting for our traffic impact study required by PADOT resulted in the identification of four key intersections to be included for actual traffic counts, traffic signal timing, etc.  These include S Spring Garden St / E Baltimore St; S Spring Garden St / E Pomfret St / Ashland Ave; S Spring Garden St / E High St; and Giant Lane / Rt 74.  We also must look at traffic counts heading south on S Spring Garden St to/from our new campus due to concerns over a one-lane bridge on that route before it reaches Bonneybrook Rd.  Some possible outcomes were discussed, and then tabled pending the results of the study.
  • The BC met last evening for 3-1/2 hrs with our architect and contractor making additional revisions to the floor plan and beginning to look at potential exterior styles for the building.  Our preliminary budget was also reviewed in comparison to our Master floor plan.  The next step will be the development of 3-D images of the proposed building and the impact of that building to blend with our surrounding site characteristics.
  • For a first look at our preliminary floor plan and budget including the results of Capital Campaign #1, join us at our Congregation Information Sessions THIS SUNDAY APRIL 30 at 945AM in the Sanctuary or 1100AM in the MPR.

BUILDING COMMITTEE BLAST – WEEK OF 04/17/17

  • This Sunday 4/23 the BC will be traveling to Floris UMC in Herndon, VA for worship at two services and to observe the transition of their worship center from contemporary to traditional style between services.  Lunch with Floris staff will follow as an opportunity for Q&A and to hear their lessons learned.
  • Work on a traffic impact study required by PADOT has begun.  A joint meeting will be held tomorrow with South Middleton and Carlisle Borough staffs to discuss the necessary scope of the study as both municipalities must ultimately approve the results.  At this time the study will be focused upon our East Baltimore Street access to the site, and the distribution of the majority of traffic coming from or exiting towards the Borough on South Spring Garden Street.
  • For a first look at our preliminary floor plan and budget including the results of Capital Campaign #1, plan to attend the upcoming April 30 Congregation Information Sessions at 945AM in the Sanctuary or 1100AM in the MPR.
  • The congregational vote to approve our preliminary design and budget will be held on September 24.  Leading up to that vote, the following additional Congregational Information Sessions have been scheduled:

       April 30 – Design update – preliminary floor plan & budget w/ cap campaign   results      

       June 11 – Master Plan presentation & design update

       July 16 – Design update

      Aug 20 – Design update

      Sept 17 – Combined service followed by BC presentation of preliminary design and preliminary budget to be voted upon

      Sept 24 – Vote to approve Preliminary Design and Preliminary Budget