The Pave the Way capital campaign raised a total pledged amount of $2.44 million for the renovation of the SUMC parking lot and building improvements. Information on the building program approved for implementation by the May 1, 2016 Church Conference can be found on the Building Committee page.
THE REPORT FROM THE SPECIAL CHURCH CONFERENCE
Get ready for some changes! On May 1, a special session of the Church Conference voted strongly to proceed with the Building Committee’s updated plan. Several summers of anticipated construction will be attempted entirely during the summer of 2016 which translates into lots of excitement and lots of disruption at Sudbury UMC. We will be asking folks to give up space for worship, fellowship, and education temporarily to allow us to begin tackling the following projects:
● Parking lot renovation and basement drainage upgrades
● Handicap access improvements including Sanctuary front entrance ramps and a new entrance to Hawes Hall, Davison Chapel and the educational wing
● New entrance foyer to Davison Chapel and Hawes Hall
● Davison Chapel upgrades
● Kitchen relocation and renovation and Hawes Hall upgrades
● New modern heating system
● Sprinkler installation (fire protection) throughout the facility
● Sunday School, Youth and Grapple room upgrades under the Sanctuary and Hawes Hall
● Chancel renovations to add flexibility and accessibility
● New energy‐efficient windows in Hawes Hall and the educational wing (budget permitting)
● Handicapped person restroom in Sanctuary Narthex (budget permitting)
It’s very exciting! But just like any extensive home renovation more than a little stress will be involved. For several weeks, it is likely we will be asked to park on gravel as we wait for new pavement, lined spaces, and landscaped islands. At some point, a temporary wall will be built in the corridor of the education wing to block access to the present kitchen, the chapel, and the fellowship hall. On Sundays in August and Labor Day weekend, our sanctuary will be closed and worship services will be held at Congregation Beth El, 105 Hudson Road, a facility with ample parking and accessibility one‐half mile from our church. Finally, on September 11 we expect to move back into our church with lots of pomp and celebration during a special Homecoming Sunday service of worship!