ProJECT Forward Blog

New Enclosures

Posted by Deacon Christine Yucha on

We reached a major milestone this week- walls are going up for our new East Entrance! A separate enclosure for our trash and recycling bins is also rapidly being erected with concrete block, followed by brick. Masons are also patching and filling in other areas on the exterior of our existing...

Take a Walk

Posted by Deacon Christine Yucha on

Are you ready to take a walk? This week, we're one "step" closer to being able to walk around the entire church building safely, thanks to our newly poured sidewalks. Drywall is rapidly going up on the interior of the building, and one of the last demolition projects is underway- cutting new...

Step Right Up!

Posted by Deacon Christine Yucha on

Wow! Lots of progress around here this week as the weather cools off.  And if you've wondered what exactly spray foam insulation is, wonder no further! This magical stuff will greatly improve the energy efficiency of our building. And speaking of great improvements... won't it be lovely to...

The Foam Is Spraying and the Dust is Flying

Posted by Pr. Zak Wagner on

This past week has been a particularly messy week of construction. Spray foam insulation will be sprayed this Thursday and Friday to make sure that our building is ready for the extreme heat (like this last week) and cold of the Midwest (note the building will be closed these days to accommodate...

Where’s Santa Going to Go?!?

Posted by Pr. Zak Wagner on

Last week we celebrated the pouring of the foundation for our new East Entrance, which will help make our building more welcoming and accessible. This week another entrance (well, if you’re Santa) was removed. The now obsolete chimney stack was removed from the office wing to help open up...

How Firm a Foundation

Posted by Deacon Christine Yucha on

How firm a foundation, O saints of the Lord,  is laid for your faith in Christ Jesus, the Word!  Yes, you guessed it- the footings have been poured for our new east entrance! It's so exciting to think that in a few months we'll be able to enter and exit our building from this...

12 Weeks!

Posted by Deacon Christine Yucha on

Can you believe this is the 12th week of construction, not counting all the weeks of preparation, relocation, and demolition? Like most weeks, we're saying goodbye to some things even as we say hello to others! What went away this week? The sidewalk along Ardmore Avenue, lots of dirt in...

Let there be light

Posted by Deacon Christine Yucha on

Okay, so maybe we're not quite ready for lights yet. But we do we have a brand new electrical panel, which is almost as exciting! Work is happening everywhere this week. Concrete curbs are being poured in the parking lot, the electrical panel is being connected to our main utility pole, and both...

Let the Parking Lot Begin!

Posted by Deacon Christine Yucha on

At long last, work on the parking lot is underway! The former playground area has been excavated and cleared, which means we've got huge piles of dirt everywhere! Inside, concrete has been poured over new sanitary and plumbing pipes in the basement, and walls around the enlarged elevator pit are...

Permit Approved!

Posted by Deacon Christine Yucha on

Thanks to your extra prayers, our sitework permit has finally been approved! Although we are now many weeks behind where we'd like to be, our construction team is working hard to get us caught up to schedule. Despite the permitting delay, new stormwater piping has been installed, rendering our...