Building Committee Update

By John Bodine

It’s been a long haul over the last few years distilling input for revitalizing Grace toward a plan for renovating several of our spaces, but we have now begun construction work. Greater levels of detail will emerge as we go forward, but we have four main phases of work planned, the first of which began in early November.




Phase 1 – November 2018

  • Install sprinklers in Fellowship Hall, in the Sanctuary & Chancel, and in the Organ Chamber. Spaces impacted will include the lower level vestibule outside of the elevator, Room 101, and the Hallway going to Door #4. New ceiling tiles and LED lights will be installed in these lower level spaces.
  • Access to and use of the Kitchen will be available during this timepatience.
  • Work will be completed in Fellowship Hall by the end of November to avoid conflict with our “Celebrate the Season” dinner
  • Work will resume on December 6, after “Celebrate the Season”


Phase 2A – December 10, 2018 – January 7, 2019

  • Complete sprinkler, ceiling tile and LED light installation in the Kitchen and Chapel, and renovate rooms 150-153 & 155 (under the Activity Center)
  • Construct the new lower level family restroom
  • Renovate Children’s Center Classrooms below the Activity Center (151, 152, 153, & 155) before the resumption of PDO activities on January 7, 2019
  • Continue sprinkler, ceiling tile, and LED light installation in the Education Wing
  • Continue renovation of flooring and wall finishes in the Children’s Center


Phase 2B – December 26, 2018 - early February 2019

  • Resume Parent's Day Out Programs in rooms 150 - 153, & 155
  • Renovate the lower level of the Education Wing with flooring, paint, ceiling tile, sprinklers, and new LED lighting
  • Renovate the upper level of the Education Wing with sprinklers, new ceiling tiles, and LED lights
  • Construct the new family restroom outside of Fellowship Hall"


This is an exciting time of change, but it will also bring some disruption to the normal use of our spaces. As we near the completion of Phases 1 & 2, we will have a more complete picture of the timeline and areas affected in Phases 3 & 4. Please bear with us as we work to maintain as smooth a transition as possible while accommodating the traditions and activities that are so important to our members. We’ll be providing updates as we go along! Thanks for your