Next time you walk up the front steps of the church into the sanctuary, you’ll have brand new railings to hold on to! The first part of the new railings were installed before Christmas Eve. On Thursday, workers were installing the second half of the railing! They look great and are a wonderful and SAFE addition to our front steps
You may have noticed that the camels were moved from the left side of the Sanctuary this week. (they visited Baby Jesus a little early!)
It was so grading, irrigation and landscaping could be done in that area. You can see the “before” shot above. If you were not able to see the “after” on Christmas Eve, here are a few shots of the amazing work that was done!
As per the vote on August 26th, MUMC sent a check this week to pay off the loan for Phase 1. This was the loan that paid for the Maxwell Hall roof, the Parsonage upgrades and a portion of the Sanctuary exterior.
This loan was acquired from the Florida United Methodist Foundation because of the favorable rates and their experience with church renovations and construction. For the next loan, we will also look to acquire it through the Foundation.
We had a wonderful turnout for the Church Conference on Tuesday where we voted on the next steps for the the Growing in Grace building campaign. 123 members were there to vote. The conference was presided over by Rev. Bruce Jones. Many people asked questions and wanted further information before they voted. There was a very positive discussion before the vote. In the end, all of the proposals passed. Here was the vote tally:
Vote #2- PASSED YES-104 NO-19
Church Conference, August 25th to vote on the “Growing in Grace” Next Steps
On August 25th at 6:00PM MUMC will hold a Church Conference to allow the congregation to vote on the proposed next steps for the Growing in Grace building campaign.
Before the vote on the 25th, the Building Committee and Church Council will offer two options for the congregation to attend listening sessions where details about what is being proposed and voted on will be given. Option one is immediately after the first Wednesday Dinner of the season, on August 12th at 6:00PM in Maxwell Hall. The listening session will be the program for the evening in lieu of all adult or youth classes. Option two is Sunday, August 16th at 12:15PM. A light lunch will be provided.
It will be helpful for those who want to vote on August 25th to attend one of the sessions. This will allow time to learn about the proposals and ask any questions before the day of the vote. As with any church conference, you must be an MUMC member to vote. If you are interested in joining the church before the vote, please contact Sarah Flint at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surprise! Notice Anything Different? #Progress!
The scaffolding on the sanctuary is coming down earlier than expected! (and you can really see the new cross and flame well now!) The work repairing the bricks and drainage as well as the paint updates is coming to an end! The scaffolding will come down completely next week. The windows should be complete VERY soon and will be re-installed from the inside of the Sanctuary.