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.

New Front Doors in Place

We can add one more thing to our gratitude lists this Thanksgiving! Two of the three front (11th Street) doors and frames have been replaced, in spite of the rainy weather.

0_all_2016-11-23-12-36-41-121The panels on the doors are like the original doors installed in 1901; the glass will allow additional light in the narthex as well as visibility of people approaching the door from either side. The original historic doors were wood; these are metal for durability. Their color was chosen to match the patina of the steeple.

The third, center set of doors will be replaced next week, weather permitting. The stairs are slated for concrete repair, too. That work is also weather-dependent, requiring enough warmth for the concrete to cure. We’re hopeful it can be done before winter sets in!

 

New Home for Rose Window

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From inside the chapel, the future site of the rose window.
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The framed-in location for the rose window, seen from the entrance.

The rose window that was in the wall of the Library facing the Gathering Area is headed for a new home. While the window itself is off site being cleaned by a stained glass expert, the new home for the window has been readied! The window will greet those who enter by the chapel door west of the sanctuary, and natural light will shine through the window during daytime events in the chapel.

Excellent to see this part of our dream become a reality!

October Construction Update Online or at Welcome Center

october-ev-newsletterA 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.

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!

 

Construction Update for September Available

The September 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. Elzinga & Volkers, our construction management partners, provides 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!

 

The Parking Lot Is Complete!

It’s shiny and new! It’s all paved and painted! The parking lot is now complete and–tomorrow–ready to be driven and even parked on. The paving of the parking lot coincides with the repaving of the strip of 10th Street that we needed to dig up for our new water main (for the fire suppression system), so the street is open, parking is available, and we’re ready to welcome you!

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August Edition of Construction Update Available

The August 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!