Greetings to you one and all! I am glad to say that the Big Red Church has been a busy place this summer. At the heart of all the action was a small team of adults and youth. That team grew in size as the days went on. By the end of July the place was buzzing with creative energy. That energy focused on getting our building ready for a new future. The first step being cleaning out all the stuff filling rooms that once were filled with persons living and growing in faith. Something we imagine is possible for us as the future approaches.
It took about one month to empty many of the available rooms. This involved lots of heavy lifting and lots of climbing up and down the many stairs in our building. By the end of July we had filled a dumpster with tons of stuff no longer useful and simply wasting space. Not every thing went into the dumpster. One of our team posted items online and these were claimed by persons from the community. Other stuff went to various recycling depots and thrift stores.
While our Big Red Church team was working around the building a team of professionals was working in our kitchen. The floor was redone and the light fixtures were changed. This to get our kitchen ready for community gatherings. Included in the changes are a new refrigerator, a new freezer and a dishwasher. When the kitchen work is done another team of professionals will renovate our men's and lady's bathrooms. They will also add a new bathroom which will be accessible to persons with handicaps and such.
We are excited about the possibilities granted us by the grace of God. While change is not always easy, there are times when it is necessary. Right now the whole world is going through some remarkable changes. For some this may be the cause of anxiety. For us at the Big Red Church it is time to count the cost and take up the responsibility. Doing so we will grow in our faith and be supportive of our neighborhood and our world. We are well aware that not all are able to participate in the physical work involved. Even so, we are assured that each of you will be supportive of the change and keep the active team in your prayers. This will be much appreciated.
If you have any questions or comments, please send them my way. You can call me at 204-381-6286 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few pictures I took as we went about our busyness: