Building Together

This website describes the ongoing renovation project undertaken at Hope Church. We trust that the work done will help us to fulfill our mission today and in the future, by making our facility more welcoming, flexible, accessible, and sustainable.

Join the Fellowship of the Broom, Saturday 8/20, from 9 to Noon

We have several projects that will reach a critical juncture by Saturday, August 20: We can clean the nursery, youth room, and Commons in preparation for inspection and “turnover,” and we will have some final furniture components to disassemble and store so that demolition and reconstruction of the staff office can proceed. We’re hoping for our largest-yet work crew to make short work of these tasks from 9 a.m. to noon!

Can you help? Can you bring a friend? Two? We’ll have donuts! Please bring your favorite cleaning supplies, including for windows, and gloves if you prefer to wear them.

Contact the church office to volunteer, use this online sign-up form, or contact Lois Maassen. Join the Fellowship of the Broom (but we can use vacuum cleaners, too)!

Third Issue of Construction Newsletter Available

The third edition of the Living Hope Construction Update is available now, and there are several ways you can read it: online, on your computer, from a copy you print, or from a copy you pick up at the Welcome Center. As part of their communications during the project, Elzinga & Volkers, our construction management partners, provide this monthly newsletter to keep everyone–near or far–informed about progress.

Click above or follow this link to read it online. Note the controls at the bottom of the screen: the scale at the left allows you to zoom in for legibility; the arrows in the center let you page through; and the two diagonal arrows on the far right will show the newsletter full-screen.

If you prefer to download the newsletter to read it in a PDF viewer (like Adobe Reader) or print it on your home printer, follow this link to the PDF.

A limited number of printed copies will be available at the Welcome Center–while supplies last!

 

Priming Project Moved to Saturday, July 30

Humidity has not been a friend to our drywall finishing in the new youth room and nursery. The priming previously planned for Thursday this week has been postponed to Saturday, July 30, to assure adequate drying time.

Is painting your passion? Can you help prime walls in the morning, afternoon, or both on Saturday? Please sign up via this online form (which lists other volunteer opportunities as well) or contact the church office or Lois Maassen to let us know.

It takes a village, sometimes wielding paintbrushes and rollers!

 

Volunteers sought for painting and cleaning

We see the light at the end of the tunnel–or at least at one turn in the tunnel! The first-phase construction is nearing its conclusion, which means that the new youth room, new nursery, and renovated Commons 1 and 2 will be available for use.

We’re looking for volunteers to

  • Prime walls in the nursery and youth room on July 28 (some chance this will be delayed, since the weather and humidity have not been friendly to drying times)
  • Clean the nursery and youth room when construction is finished, on August 13
  • Clean Commons 1 and 2 when construction is finished, on August 20

If you can help with any of those needs, please follow this link to an online form to provide your contact information, or contact the church office. On the form, you’ll also see a need for volunteers to help the church staff vacate their current offices, disassembling furniture for storage or disposal.

Next up: Completing the entrance canopy and parking lot, and then moving in to the renovation of the primary staff offices!

New Edition of Construction Update Available

A new edition the the Living Hope Construction Update is available now, and there are several ways you can read it: online, on your computer, from a copy you print, or from a copy you pick up at the Welcome Center. As part of their communications during the project, Elzinga & Volkers, our construction management partners, provide this monthly newsletter to keep everyone–near or far–informed about progress.

Click above or follow this link to read it online. Note the controls at the bottom of the screen: the scale at the left allows you to zoom in for legibility; the arrows in the center let you page through; and the two diagonal arrows on the far right will show the newsletter full-screen.

If you prefer to download the newsletter to read it in a PDF viewer (like Adobe Reader) or print it on your home printer, follow this link to the PDF.

A limited number of printed copies will be available at the Welcome Center–while supplies last!

 

Commons Demolition Is Complete!

With much appreciation for the volunteers who did a hot and dusty chore, the Living Hope team is delighted to announce that the Commons demolition is complete! Thanks to Dan Joldersma for photographing the ongoing work.

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Next up is some carpentry work in late June or early July, and then priming walls later in July. To add your name to those who are contacted to help when details are clear, follow this link to an online form or contact Lois Maassen or the church office.