Summer Building Changes
Happy Summer! Reports say we will all be traveling more this summer, trying to catch up on a few years of staying put through a global pandemic. We hope you are able to spend time traveling and enjoying some leisure time. Our staff and clergy have made plans for rest and relaxation, too. June and July are typically the months when most of us take time off. It's also found to be a good time to complete big projects.
As you may have noticed, we have embarked on some of them already. At the end of May, the offices were packed up and furniture moved out so that the spaces could all be painted and new carpet laid. This is a project that was put on hold in 2020, so we are all pleased it can be completed now. We hope to move back in to the space by the first of July. We are also grateful that we are adaptable enough to easily work from home!
At same time we were planning the updates to the administrative wing, we were considering how the building can provide the same warm welcome that our parishioners do. We made some plans to renovate the reception area entrance from the parking lot. Again, COVID-19 delayed us in implementing those changes until now.
The renovation currently underway in this area will provide some additional storage (can you ever really have enough?), a new digital sign to greet and inform visitors and parishioners alike, a fresh coat of paint, new carpet and a new furniture layout. The receptionist desk will be moved back toward the wall in an effort to improve the flow of those entering from the parking lot and provide a small gathering space arranged for conversation and comfortable waiting.
The plan is to have this work completed by early July. We ask you to pardon our mess in the meantime, and appreciate your patience with these changes.
There are more to come, so watch this space for more reveals in the coming weeks.