On a day which has never recorded rain in Phoenix, the skies opened above the church. A deluge poured throughout the night. Despite workers' efforts to cover the church against rain, water made it into adjoining rooms. Friday was a day of removing water, clearing rooms, and reinforcing for the historic storm still in our area. Fortunately no equipment was damaged. Rains did, however, wash out the fireworks show at the Diamondbacks Game later that night.
Notice any of the work that's been done?
Prior to replacing the roof and moving the south wall 8' closer to the parking lot...
1. Construction Fence up.
2. Dumpster delivered (east end).
3. Two roof-mounted A/C units removed (photo below).
4. Water valves & lines moved.
5. 2 Palm Trees down. 3 stumps ground.
INTERIOR PREPARATIONS (see photos below)
1. Ceiling & Insulation Down
2. Asbestos tested.
3. 20 sq. ft. of Asbestos removed (on ductwork tape).
4. Ductwork removed.
5. Wiring re-rerouted.
Renovation plans include adding a Unisex / Family / Handicapped bathroom next to the existing Women's Restroom. To do that, plumbers have to tie into the sewer line, which requires digging up the Women's Restroom flooring. Good thing we're planning to renovate that bathroom anyway! (New flooring, sinks, stalls, toilet and decor.)
We are finalizing the loan structure for congregants lending funds to Unity of Mesa to cover our renovation costs. Loans will be secured by our buildings and property. We will begin signing Loan Agreements next week. To learn more, contact email@example.com.
Workers are preparing for removal of the Sanctuary roof and south wall during the week of May 26. Asbestos has been dealt with. Wires are being re-routed. You are invited to join us, in person or in Spirit, for a prayer circle at Church on Sunday, May 24 at 12:15pm. Join us in holding all workers, staff, buildings and congregants in prayer for a safe, successful and easy renovation!