After the dedication of our new ministry center in 2019, the final phase is being completed this week with the paving of our parking lot. Completion of this phase is being made possible through our “Living the Vision” capital campaign, which is also helping to pay down our mortgage and provide funding for expanded mission outreach.
Building and Grounds Ministry invites SPC members and groups to “Adopt a Bed” for weeding and maintaining our trees and shrub beds throughout our beautiful church grounds. Adopted beds are labeled with numbers on small white stakes. According to Building and Grounds Elder Joe Lhotsky, the new continual-maintenance project will be more effective than just holding bi-annual workdays. “For this project, we are asking individuals, families, groups, or committees of the congregation to adopt one or more shrub or tree beds and maintain, weed and keep trash-free year-round,” said Joe. “Most of the beds are small and can be tended by one or a few individuals, and some require a larger team. Maintenance schedules for weed and cleanup are determined by individuals or teams.”
To sign up, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FA8A72FAAFAC07-adopt
If you need assistance signing up or have additional questions, contact Joe Lhotsky at (704) 516-0964 or email@example.com.
The last phase of a three-year project to improve recognition/clarity of the spoken word in the Sanctuary was completed in January with the installation of echo suppression panels. This project was in response to comments by our members and visitors regarding difficulty in hearing sermons and readings that were muddled and hard to understand. We expect there will be some fine-tuning of the audio in the next few weeks. Major steps in the project included:
– Agreement with our audio equipment supplier as to ‘best fix’
– Modification of 5 HVAC systems to reduce background noise
– Ability to easily add video to the Sanctuary when we became a Zoom congregation due to the new electronics.
We trust these efforts will enhance our worship experience for many years to come.
Small Group and Worship Gatherings – In compliance with Governor Cooper’s recent Executive Order, small group gatherings within the Ministry Center is now limited to 10 people. No date for in-person worship for the congregation has been set. The Task Force keeps constant attention to safe guidance and will notify the congregation when larger groups will be able to gather. Thank you for your cooperation and patience. Let’s show our care for one another and be as safe as possible!
IMPORTANT COVID SAFETY NOTICE
For safety purposes, everyone please follow these vital requirements:
Use the Memorial Garden door.
Sign in at the register in the Narthex.
Spray disinfectant upon all touch surfaces when your meeting is over.
(Spray bottles are in each room, no need to wipe down)
Great news! Just when you thought you may have been too late to purchase a Memorial Paver for a loved one(s), we have a new paving project. This is exciting! There will be an extension of the Memorial Garden pathway to the Labyrinth. Our Labyrinth was originally developed by the Cancer Support Group in memory of members of the group who lost their lives to cancer. It is being updated by Eli Hedblom as an Eagle Scout project. The new pavers are the same as the ones in the Memorial Garden. If you would like to contribute an engraved paver, please call or email Jane Henderson, 910-448-2501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.