There were times I thought people thought my name was, “when y’all breaking ground?” Lately I believe some think my name was changed to “when y’all gonna move into the new church?” On a serious note, I’m thankful for the excitement, “watchful eyes,” support and prayers that the FVCC family has received throughout our building process from our community at-large. Certainly we could not be at this stage without the faithfulness of our wonderful FVCC Family! I am truly grateful for each member, family and the support to see the vision become reality.
So, how’s the building process going? The building process has been going extremely well. The Lord has certainly favored us with a wonderful winter that the contractors have been able to work continuously with the exception of a few rain and ice days as expected. Rev. Howard Peters, Rudy Boswell and I meet every two weeks with O’Shea Builders to discuss progress and determine if there are any issues or adjustments needed.
If you haven’t traveled by 1551 J. David Jones Parkway lately, you may be surprised to see the progress of our phase 1 facility, erected in honor and to the Glory of our King and Lord, Jesus Christ. Some things worth noting:
Building has been erected with all walls and roof completed
Front of building is mostly completed with the bricks/stone, windows and doors yet to be installed
Electronic elevating basketball goals have been ordered
Internal steel walls for offices and class rooms erected
We have signed a contract with an audio visual contractor and waiting for final pro-posal (A big thanks to George Vaughn and Jesse Harris for their expertise and ad-vice!)
Colors, flooring, doors and other hardware have been selected (A big thanks to Jackie Newman, Leah Berry, Karen Pendergrass and Ira Bradley for these key decisions!)
In discussions regarding signage for building
As previously discussed in meetings with our congregation, it is the “requirement” of the City of Springfield that a sidewalk be installed for the entire length of our property (near dentist office, going north to near hotel) along with a sidewalk from the property near J. David Jones up to the church building itself. There is a request for waiver process and we have filed proper papers to request a waiver on installing the sidewalks. If approved, this waiver could save our congregation an estimated $40,000-$50,000. “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16). Please pray with us as we pursue this effort through our city aldermen.
Rev. Ozzie Jackson, Jr. and Alvin Harris also serve on our Building Committee and have put in numerous hours in the planning process with the congregation in mind and we are thankful for these faithful laborers!
Finally, phase 1 of FVCC’s new church facility is expected to be complete around the latter part of July 2017. Stay tuned for more updates and planning for our first service celebrations! The Building Process is Going well!!
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