Friends, when we tell you that there’s a lot of work going on at the church, we do not mean (just) inside. There is work outside and even underneath. Literally.
As you know, a water main broke somewhere around January 6.
On January 12 you arrived to worship (and to the office on Jan 13) to find a building with no water. (And yet, with worship as ever! God will be praised, no matter no matter!)
Work has ensued … and will continue.
We learned today that a portion of our east-facing parking lot will be completely unavailable (the entrance blocked and several spaces removed) in order for the city engineers to access the underground systems that need repair and replacement. (What you see in these photos is only phase 1.)
We have been assured that we will be notified in advance of any planned water or power outages and will of course notify you whenever that affects operations.
The remainder of our east, south, and west lots will be acessible as always. In the evenings and on weekends, our neighbors at Grimes and Eisenhower are gracious to allow our overflow parking (just as we share our space when their events overflow).
This will be several weeks of work, both to do the line repair, and then to rebuild the affected parking lot and sidewalks.
We don’t know what to tell you except “Here’s what they’ve told us.”
THANK YOU for your patience, grace, understanding … and for taking a few extra minutes whenever you’re heading this way to allow for the fact that there’s a giant lot of work to work around!
Our God is a god of abundance, and we pray that the city causing a stir right in front of our building is just reminding folks that there’s a place they can stop when the road seems longer (or more congested) than they’d planned.
The church is open, and ministry continues, and God’s Spirit moves in, around, under, and through us … as ever.
Blessings, peace, and hope to you, beloveds.