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August 7, 2018 Update
We've got walls!!! Or at least the structural shell of the walls, but still...walls! This coming weeks we expect to see all the welding done on the structure and then begin to see metal studs go up on the exterior walls. We should also see our roofing start to be installed, which will be great. And perhaps the best news of them all is that our entryway is planned to be poured this week, which means that we'll be able to begin using the front/main doors again the weekend of August 18/19!! No more "back door" entrance for us!
Below you'll find some recent pictures of the demo of the bathroom walls, as well as some close-up and far away shots of the steel structure. Enjoy!
July 24, 2018 Update
First of all, here is a new drone video with construction footage! Enjoy!
As you can see, our concrete is poured and is ready for our steel to show up next Monday to be set. This will be a HUGE change as we begin to see the "skeleton" of the walls and roof take shape, which will be great!
This week you might see some demolition taking place in the exterior of the current bathroom walls. Don't worry...we'll still have bathrooms during the duration of the project, but we need to get our existing buidling ready to have the new space added, so some of our exterior brick will go away in preparation.
July 8, 2018 Update
There's alot going on with our new addition this past week and lots will change in the next weeks! As you can see outside (and in the picture here), we've got our plumbing laid out and is being back filled. This is done so that this next week we can begin pouring our huge concrete slab! Once the slab is poured and cures, we should expect to see some huge pieces of metal begin to go up and create the shell of the new addition. Pretty exciting!
Some of you have asked me about the small yellow building next to the construction trailer (below). Think of this as a "mock up" wall where they will build a small section of wall for us to see what the finished product will look like.
June 26, 2018 Update
As we head into week 3 of our "Alternate Entrance" routine, I wanted to thank you for all the encouragmeent and good natured ribbing about our current entry and flow. While it's certainly not perfect, it is working! Which is good, as we do expect to not have Sunday access to our north (main) doors through the month of July.
One thing I'd ask you to consider as you arrive on Sunday mornings...would you consider parking ruther away? I know it's hot, and I know that there's more walking involved now, but if you're able would you consider giving the closer spots to those who have accessibility difficulties and for those who are our guests?
One of the phrases our Hospitality Team has heard me say recently is "The Gospel is offensive...nothing else should be." I'd sure not want the first thing a first-time guest experiences is a negative parking experience, and have that color their ability to hear and believe what's said and taught that morning.
June 26, 2018 Update
Good morning, Mill Creek! Pastor Dave here again. If you haven't already done so, please click on the button above labeled "Live Feed" to see what's going on at the construction site. As you might have seen this past weekend, we've had some great work done on the site this past week. We are finished with excavation and now have our interior pads completed, and in this next week will have all our concrete footings poured and inspected.
After the footings are in, then the electricians and plumbers will be on site to lay out their "under slab" runs so we can have electricity and water when the large, flat concrete slab is poured. After talking with the builders this morning, we find ourselves about one week ahead of schedule, which is so very exciting!
June 11, 2018 Update
Well. it's happened! We've officially begun!!! Yesterday (Monday) the big bulldozers we had on the property for the picnic roared to life and started ripping up the concrete entrance and the footprint of the new addition. While this is pretty exciting, it also means that we have a new, temporary entrance that we've begun using and will use Sunday mornings. Below you can find a before and after picture.
June 6, 2018 Update
Today, the our builders pulled their job trailer onto the church property and began work on a new sidewalk that will run along the west side of the building, in between the main building and the modulars. This sidewalk (see image) will allow aditional access to the church offices, classrooms, and the student ministry space during construction.
This is especially important as we anticipate that we will not have access to our front doors (north side of the buildng) for about 4 Sundays in June and early July.
June 5, 2018 Update
Hello friends! Pastor David Robinson here to give you a bit of a running commentary on our building project as we're almost ready to officially break ground and get this new addition started!!! This coming Sunday (June 10), we will be celebrating a special "groundbreaking" ceremony during our church picnic. We'd love to have you and your family be part of a large group photo around 1:30pm.
Even as early as this week, you might begin seeing some additional containers and construction equipment show up on site. We anticipate our construction company beginning to set up fencing and start "moving dirt" as soon as Monday, June 11th.