Overview. Welcome to the Blogpost! Please tell others about it. If you just Google “CUMC Spring Garden Campus” you’re right at the webpage! Let’s get our readership up to 50!
By the end of this week, some recognizable changes stood out. Outside, many of the sidewalks around the building were poured and cured; the roofers began to install snow guards and guttering on the Barrel Vault; The Dryvit boys worked on the North Gathering Exterior behind heavy plastic; and the white cross finally appeared at the entrance.
Inside, more and more of the Worship Center, Gathering, Chapel, and Kitchen were clothed in drywall; wiring, plumbing, and gas lines continued; the wooden framework for the steps to the stage was finished; the ceiling continued to be prepared; and the backstage began to take shape.
Outside Progress. On Monday Gleim Team began placing framework and putting stone and a reinforcing lattice for the sidewalks. By Friday, the concrete contractor had poured, smoothed and cured nearly all sidewalks around the building.
- Youth Entrance Feb 17
- Sidewalk from West Parking Lot to Entrance
- Sidewak to Adult and Outside Groups Area.
The Roofers began to install gutters all around, and snow guards on the North side of the Barrel Vault. There will be more work ahead on the entire Barrel Vault.
Snow Guard on thenorth side of the Barrel Vault Feb 17, 2020.
The Dryvit crew continued to work on the North Gathering exterior under heavy plastic for warmth and weather protection. Mike Landis shot the photos inside the plastic.
North Gathering exterior Feb 17. Two views of Dryvit application Feb 21, 2020
This is what the entrance looked like on Monday.
Entrance as of Feb 17, 2020
Two days later, it looked like this. By Friday, February 21, the entrance really began to look like a church.
Feb 19, 2020. The cross is nearly complete. Feb 21, 2020. Although it looks to be complete, the glazier is awaiting one small piece at the very top. One sharp-eyed editor spotted it. Can you?
Inside Progress. The most noticeable inside activity is putting up drywall in the Worship Center, the Gathering, Chapel and Kitchen. More of the rooms around the Gathering and the Worship Center have drywall and await finishing and painting prep. Here is a potpourri of this activity:
Drywall work in Worship Center. Future Chapel Interior. Feb 19, 2020
Drywall on WC Ceiling. Closeup of Ceiling drywall. Drywall over Entrance. All on Feb 21, 2020
The HVAC crew installed ductwork in the backstage area.
Preparing and hanging ductwork for backstage Feb 19, 2020
The wooden framework for the steps to the stage was finished.
Nearly completed preparations for the Stage Steps Feb 19, 2020
This is a view of the Entrance Cross seen from the Gathering.
Entrance Cross from inside looking outward. You can see the missing tile at the top of the cross. Feb 21, 2020
Imagine that view in late spring!
Miscellaneous. Mike Landis has been onsite nearly every day, consulting, working, and photographing. Here, he’s talking with a couple of Dryvit workers who came into the building Friday to have some Chili-Mac, courtesy of the Bridges Prayer Team, one of more than 25 groups of CUMC that have provided prayers, cards and goodies to the folks working at Spring Garden Campus.
Mike L and Dryvit Guys. Snack Table 21 Feb, 2020
Again, we received many thank you’s from the construction workers for these food gifts. It makes me wonder how many people thanked Jesus when he fed bread and fish to the crowds in the wilderness.
As an aside, I met Sal, a drywall foreman who will be rotated off this project very soon. He told me that he spent 20 minutes reading the cards that our children sent to the campus. He wondered what the SGC would look like when it was finished. I invited him back anytime and gave him the blogsite information so he could continue to follow God’s building program.
Chris Gregory, our worship leader and members of his company, Spire AVL, met with Mike Arnold and Dusty Motter to discuss lighting.
Mike Arnold, Dusty Motter, Chris Gregory, and Seth Shoemaker of Spire AVL meet to discuss lighting in the Worship Center.
Mark down Sunday, March 22, 2020 as the date for the next Sneak Peek. You’ll be able to write a message on the Worship Center floor and tour the entire campus.
The second CUMC VIM team will be on-site during the week of March 22-27. Their workplans are being finalized, and I’ll publish them in the Blog as soon as they are firmed.
The Leadership Council has issued the following schedule for the transition. Here’s the information from the Weekly Midweek Minute:
Latest Details of the Move to Spring Garden Campus – all predicated on CUMC Gaining Occupancy of the Building by May 22.
June 7 – Last service at current facility
June 8 – Beginning to move stuff to SGC
June 14 – Transitional Sunday – 10am – combined worship at Lamberton Middle School, 777 S Hanover Street
June 21 – Pastor Jim preaches at first service in the new church
June 28 – Church-wide retirement receptions for Pastor Jim throughout the morning with Pastor Mira preaching
July – Pastor Jake’s first services at CUMC
A Builders Recognition Sunday is being planned on September 27 at the 11am service to honor the architects, engineers and contractors who combined their talents to plan and build our new church.
Looking Back. Finally, here’s a glance at the SGC in early January 2020, just two months ago. Compare these photos with the ones of this week’s Blog!
In the Worship Center looking to the Stage, Jan 24, 2020. SGC Jan 10, 2020
Please continue to keep in prayer all who work at the Spring Garden Campus and give God the Glory!!