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Parish Hall Improvements Set to Begin September 15

In 2008 Trinity embarked on a Capital Campaign and Building Project to enlarge and modernize our facility.  That year also marked the 150th anniversary of Trinity and our 40th year at 801 Henkel Road.  The generous giving by the members of our church enabled us to make many changes at Trinity including the following:

 

  • We made our church more user-friendly by adding an elevator, four handicapped bathrooms, and the drop-off at the rear.  Hospitality Hall has proven to be a wonderful gathering space.
  • We added 7,855 square feet of educational space including two large multi-purpose rooms. We also refurbished our existing classrooms.  The new Pre-School rooms have provided that program the space to grow and thrive.
  • We greatly improved the energy efficiency of the building by replacing the boiler, splitting the HVAC systems, and replacing all of the windows in the building.  Because of these changes our utility costs have come down, even though we added nearly 8,000 square feet.
  • We enhanced our music program with the new organ console and a larger choir room.
  • We did a thorough rehab of things that had long been neglected such as paving the church parking lot and painting the exterior of the buildings.

The one area of improvement that has not been addressed to date is the Parish Hall and the Kitchen. The Parish Hall is a gathering place for so many organizations. It used on a daily basis as part of our ministry to the community.

It is a rare sight not to see our parking lot full of cars every evening. Think of the countless meals have been prepared in our kitchen for the past forty-six years!

On August 17, 2014, the Vestry approved a plan that was presented by the Building Committee to refurbish the Parish Hall and Kitchen as the final part of the building project that was started six years ago.  GL Wilson has been our partner since the groundbreaking in 2009, and we are pleased to have them again serve as our general contractor for the conclusion of this project.

Construction work is tentatively scheduled to begin on September 15, 2014. We can look forward to a complete transformation of this much utilized space.  A special feature that will be added is media equipment in the Parish Hall that will bring us up to date for group presentations.

The construction should be completed by the end of October. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience of having to close this area during construction, but it should be well worth the wait. —Jim Johnston, on behalf of the Trinity Building Committee

 

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