We finally have a couple sunny days and the guys are hard at work on our Cornerstone project at FPC. (Well, they never stopped working, but now they can work on the outside as well as the inside!) New developments include downstairs windows, hardiplank siding, electrical wiring, and HVAC conduits. Next we will see the insulation go up, followed by drywall and the rest of the siding.
The building with the new addition is called the Mary Jay Patten Center, named in memory of a beloved church member. It used to be the pastor’s house before it was converted into multi-purpose church space. Now, with the addition, it will be the site of staff offices, youth space, and classrooms. It will feature a new entryway with an awning, ramp, and rebuilt staircase. (Notice, too, the improved expanded roof-line to match the roof on the new addition.)
The church office will move into the main room of the Mary Jay Patten Center (which used to be a living room). From there, visitors can access other staff offices, including the new pastor’s office, during the week. The main section of the bottom floor will be designated youth space, with access to a kitchen, bathroom, and backyard. The upstairs will feature two new rooms, plus a bathroom. One room will be for Sunday School and other classroom use, while the other room will be for Session and committee meetings. An new elevator will ensure that everyone has access to these new facilities. Take a look at the pictures below, and visit www.sylvapres.org/cornerstone for more info and to give online!