Renovation Updates

Building in Faith for Future Generations

RENOVATIONS ARE UNDERWAY AND THERE ARE AREAS NEARING COMPLETION AND OTHER AREAS GETTING STARTED.

During construction work we need to be flexible and remember that this is temporary and the final results will be wonderful!  There is really no area/room in this wonderful building that will not see change because of the much needed improvements to the infrastructure (heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical wiring).  The renovated Sanctuary and extended Narthex are beautiful and in May it will be filled with music coming from the over 4000 pipes behind the screens in the Chancel and wired to the console of our organ.  You won’t want to miss that glorious day!!!

Pictures have been updated to reflect nearly completed areas!  As I walk around the building taking pictures to share with all of you, I can tell you we are making progress.

Below are mini albums by areas.  If you would like to enlarge a picture, simply click on the picture.  To view an entire album, click on the picture in the top left position of that album and press the -> to the right of the picture and  it will create a slideshow effect and each picture in that album will be enlarged.  Click the white x on your screen in the black area (top right) and it will bring you back to this page and you can view the next mini album.  Enjoy!

Chancel, Nave, Narthex, Balcony

PreSchool

Miss Kelly’s Office and Youth Area

 Fellowship Hall

Springettsbury Avenue Gathering Area and Offices

 Lower Level
Music Room

Nursery

Elevator

Architects for the Renovations:Marotta/Main
Builder:Arthur Funk and Sons
Financing through York Traditions

Implications for our congregation – If you haven’t already done so, please send in your commitment and continue your regular contribution giving.

Demolition and renovations are nearly completed on the church nave, chancel,narthex and on the upper level (south wing) preschool rooms and youth room.

  • Parking plan for Diakon adoption and foster care, construction workers, and church staff so as to provide the majority of spaces for preschool families which are closest to the preschool entrance.
  • Phase II permits completed.
  • Fire and security monitoring transferred to the new firm who will up-date the new system needed for the renovated spaces and monitor it going forward.
  • On Monday June 26 the organ console was removed and we have been using a piano. All organ chambers were sealed to protect them from debris and dust during the construction.  The new console has been returned and it will take several weeks to get the wires connected to the 4000+ pipes.  The new organ will be ready for us to hear in early May.
The harpsicord and the grand piano from the Nave have been moved to climate controlled storage off site.
We moved back into the Nave for Christmas services and currently have one service at 9:15 a.m. followed by Sunday School.
The staff offices are currently in the old chapel space.  The staff can be accessed through the exterior chapel door while construction is going on in the Springettsbury Hallway.  Progress is being made on their new office space.
Grounded in Gods Word, Christ Jesus, let us tell to the coming generations the glorious deeds of the Lord and the wonders he has done.