Renewing God's House Together Updates

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. -Ephesians 3:20-21

As of August 8, the total gifts and cash contributions has reached $1,287,000 which is well on our way to the 2 million in the three year pledges that were made. We now ask your continued support in completion of the remaining pledges and would greatly appreciate any additional contributions whether they were pledged or not.
Salem members will soon see actual evidence of renovation and construction that will begin to shape the dreams that we have for RENEWING GOD’S HOUSE Together. THANK YOU for both your commitment and involvement and we ask for your continued prayers and generous support as we see this dream come to fruition.

Together we are a community of faith striving to make a real difference in people’s lives. Your support and generosity ensures that worship blesses those who gather and that learning and growth happens for people of all ages. Reaching out in compassion and service to others is a tangible expression of God’s love to our neighbors. Thank you for your consideration in support of this effort!

Project Photographs for Renewing God's House Together at Salem Lutheran Church

Renewing God's House Together Project Update

What has happened this week:

Demolition is nearly complete on the first floor.
Bathroom fixtures, partitions, flooring and tile is removed.
Floor covering and ceiling removed.
Asbestos adhesive abated.
Six doors and bathroom fixtures donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Temporary wall installed on first and second floors (welcome center and fellowship lounge) to prepare to remove exterior wall
Access to Fellowship Lounge is through doors near elevator
New walls framed in for office areas
NEXT: Removal of exterior brick wall and concrete at patio

In order to complete the project, and still keep the church in operation, the project will be completed in several phases. These phases include:

Phase Pre-Construction – COMPLETED (Build handicap ramp at main entrance in front of building.)

Phase One:  September 3, 2019 – December 3, 2019
Main Entrance under existing canopy, and Pre-School Entrance, are closed off to allow for the new canopy and addition to be built.

The existing classrooms in the lower level, on north end of building, are to be closed off to allow for the remodeling into new office wing.

The lower level restrooms will be abandoned to convert into new restrooms.

Phase Two: December 4, 2019 – February 13, 2020
New Canopy and Main Entrance at Lower Level is Completed and Opened. New Office Wing is Open. Fellowship Hall is closed off for Renovations. Kitchen Updates are made. Pre-School and Restrooms are Closed off for Renovations.

Phase Three: February 14, 2020 – April 29, 2020
Sanctuary is closed off for Renovations. Second Floor Classrooms on North end of building are closed off for Renovations. Second Floor Lounge is closed off for Renovations.

*Exterior Updates and HVAC Updates will be made during all three phases.
As construction progresses please continue to follow communication through Salem’s website for continued updates.
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  • Dynamic and meaningful worship and prayer as the vital core fostering our sense of belonging
  • Supportive relationships that meet the personal needs of individuals and families at all stages of life
  • Sharing the Gospel with the community and world through both word and deed
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Salem Lutheran Church affiliated with the E.L.C.A. Salem is a vibrant welcoming Lutheran community that, through the grace of Jesus Christ, is connected within by love and reaching out in hope to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with one another, the community and the world.

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