A Major Milestone Accomplished This Week



This one has been a long time coming folks.  After many, many months of hard work by our design / construction team together with our Building Committee and Building Teams, today we officially submitted all of our construction drawings and various other documents to South Middleton Township for their review towards the ultimate issuance of a building permit to construct our new facility itself.  The photos above will give you an idea of the extent (size and thickness!) of the drawing package that has been produced by our collective team to design and construct a building of this size and scope.

In total, 207 drawings have been created thus far representing the design components of:  Land Development; Architectural; Structural; Plumbing; Electrical; Mechanical (HVAC); Food Service; and AVL (Audio / Video / Lighting).  In followup, sets of supplemental drawings still being prepared will cover Fire Protection (sprinkler system) and Building Security (fire/smoke alarms, camera security system, building access security system).

Beyond the drawing packages, numerous other supporting documents have been prepared and submitted as well.  The transmittal below itemizes all that was delivered to South Middleton Township today for their review:



We praise God for the marvelous design and construction team that He has assembled to assist CUMC in reaching this milestone!  It is our hope and prayer that as the site work is completed in the next several months, our building permit for the building itself will be issued thereby allowing for a continuous flow of construction.  To God be the Glory!!


What a wonderful Ground Breaking service and celebration we experienced last Sunday afternoon!  With 241 persons in attendance, along with guests from our design / construction team, our Susquehanna Conference, our new neighborhood, and our beloved former clergy, it was a special event commemorating a special time in the young life of Carlisle United Methodist Church.

Guests in attendance included:  Amy Findley, Waldon Studio Architects; Tom Godfrey, Dawood Engineering (Civil Engineer); Jess Kosoff, Ken Funk & Nathan Fry, Arthur Funk & Sons Construction (General Contractor); John W. Gleim & John T. Gleim, Gleim Excavating (Site Work Subcontractor); Rev. Barry Robison, Susquehanna Conference Harrisburg District Superintendent; Deb Landrum, Harrisburg District Board of Church Location & Building; Jeff & Barb Smith (owners of Smith Farm and our new neighbors); Rev Tom & Louise Maurer, Rev John & Merri Shellenberger, and Rev Bruce & Kit Fensterbush.  We were so honored and blessed by the presence of all of our guests!

All of the September rain has made construction progress onsite difficult at best so far.  Perimeter storm water management silt controls have been placed, and some clearing accomplished, but little else has been possible.  However, this week Gleim Excavating began removing trees such that the site is beginning to look a bit different.  The photos below were taken this morning:20180928_094416_resized_1