Beautifying Our Church
Our Beautification Committee has been hard at work behind the scenes in getting things in place for the first phase. Soon you will begin to see the results of these efforts.
First, the four marble statues will be cleaned and repaired which should take about a week. Next, in August, the lighting in the Church will be upgraded to brighter and more energy-efficient LED fixtures. Two sample fixtures have already been installed. When all fixtures are in place, you will notice they are considerably brighter, so we are also installing a dimmer system which will allow for adjustment. The low dropped ceilings will be replaced in both transepts (wings) and in the Beechmont lobby. This work will cause some disruption which we are working to minimize.
Another exciting feature of Phase 1 is returning our Stations of the Cross from a prior church, which have been in storage in the rectory attic for several decades. These are being reframed and will be hung with new lighting. We will be posting pictures of these beautiful Stations as soon as they are available.
Phase 2, which will begin next year, will include new flooring, paint, new pews and kneelers and, possibly, some artistic work.
We are finalizing our overall cost estimates and will soon have a funding program identified.
This project is designed to improve our worship space and experience and is an important investment to improve the worship area for our Church. We welcome your continuing comments and suggestions at our email address – [email protected]. Thank you for your feedback, support and prayers.
GA Beautification Committee
Rick Oberschmidt, Chairman