Construction has begun on a 2800 square foot addition that will house two new classrooms, space for storage and a new entrance on the south end of the building.
The $100,000 project was approved by the membership in August. It also includes remodeling some existing space and a pole barn to house church vehicles and equipment. $42,500 is on hand to begin the project and a limited capital campaign to provide the rest of the funds will be announced this fall.
The R. W. Gray Company was awarded the bid for the foundation and masonry work involving a required firewall. The rest of the project will be completed by volunteers. The board hopes to have the project "under roof" before winter. Those wishing to help should contact deacon of properties John Bailey.
Pastor John Lillie says the addition will provide larger classrooms to meet the enrollments of our adult search classes, storage to free up space in the gym and the library, an entrance to help manage traffic as attendance increases and overflow space for special events like the Thanksgiving Fellowship.
"We're getting a lot of mileage out of a relatively modest project," he says.