CHRISTMAS FLOOD UPDATES

Last updated: 1/23/23

What happened? On Christmas Day afternoon, part of the sprinkler system in the second story of the atrium broke and flooded the atrium and surrounding areas in the church.

What is the current status? The new part of the building (CLC side) is currently closed. Power and water have been restored, and ServPro is cleaning up the water damage. Sunbelt set up all the scaffolding in the atrium and repairs are underway in the higher location in the atrium. The old part of the building (Community Room and Sanctuary) is open.

*The atrium entrance/exit is not accessible. When coming to the church, please enter and exit either through the Community Room, the Sanctuary (when there is worship), or the office (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 1:00pm)*

*The church phones are working again! Thanks for your patience*

What is our revised Sunday worship schedule?

  • 8am Early Worship in the Chapel
  • 9am The Vine Contemporary Worship in the Community Room
  • 10am Sunday school (see classroom changes below)
  • 11am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

How does the atrium/CLC closure affect our regular ministries? We are grateful for everyone’s flexibility as we share space in the upcoming weeks! This is what we know so far:

  • Our preschool wing was not damaged in the flood, and preschool is operating as scheduled. The sprinkler system is working now in our preschool wing, and we no longer need fire watch volunteers! Thank you to all who helped with fire watch!
  • We have temporary church office hours of 8:00-2:00.
  • Lectionary Studies location changes:
    • Monday afternoons with Margaret at 1:30 in the Timotheans classroom
    • Monday nights with Paul at 6:30 in the Community Room
    • Monday nights with Jennifer at 7:00 at the parsonage
  • Wednesday night suppers are in the Community Room
  • Sunday school temporary location changes:
    • Trinity class meets in the Chapel
    • Youth class meets in the Parlor (by Sanctuary)
    • Kingdom Come class meets in the Women’s Bible classroom (same level as Sanctuary, across from Renee’s office and next to the Parlor)
  • Childcare on Sunday mornings will be in the music room behind the Sanctuary. Please look for Ashley or ask a staff member if you need help finding this location.

“You can’t see the whole path ahead, but there is usually enough light to see the next steps.” Henri Nouwen
Friends, even though we experienced busted pipes and significant water damage in the atrium of the CLC and connecting spaces, work for repair is already in progress and a great light still shines.
We will keep you posted with updates. Thank you for your love of the church and the ministry that comes from this place.