We’re getting closer to being finished!
Here’s the latest scoop on what’s happening at Zion with our construction and building projects:
-Julie and Martha have begun moving their office to the new main office! There are now two entrances to the church offices during the week. The first is on the 1604 side, east of the sanctuary. The second entrance is through the gazebo. In the next few days, the door that has been our main entrance (off the conference room) will be locked.
We’ve got some of our stuff in the new offices, but not all of it. All the office supplies that were in the old main office have to move down the hall into the new office space, so it’s going to take some time to get things set up in the new space as Julie and Martha move and keep the day-to-day operations running at Zion.
(An aside: Several people have asked, “what will happen to the old main office?” Great question! First, our campus minister, Tia Mathre-Adams, will have a part of the room as her office. The other part of the room will be used as a space for classes and other meetings.)
-In the sanctuary, work continues. Our organ builder, John Dill, and his crew worked very hard last week. There is a large blower motor that provides wind to the pipes so they can “breathe.” The next step is starting today. John and his crew are putting a whole lot of pipes up in the organ chambers. After the pipes have been installed, it will take some time to do some fine tuning.
Across the street, we’re also doing some sprucing up and changes:
-In our education building, Karen Stein is working with several volunteers to spruce up the classrooms. While our eventual goal is to move all our education classes across the street into our new building, we want to do what we can to make our current classrooms as inviting as possible. If you’ve not been in the classrooms behind Churches 1 and 2, check it out.
-Later this fall Travis Baker will be working with a group of volunteers to do some work on Church 2. We are excited to use this space as a youth space and want to do what we can to make it a better space for youth ministry.
-After years of making major repairs and fixes to the modular classrooms next to Church 1, it is time to say goodbye to the modular classrooms. We have listed them on Craigslist in the hopes that someone could use them. If you know anyone that could use something like this, let them know.
It’s an exciting time here at Zion. We give God thanks for your continued support in this adventure!