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Beauty From Ashes

Drywall, Windows, and Bricks

By Beauty From Ashes
Dear St. Andrew’s Family, Just a quick note to keep you up-to-date on our construction process. I’ve never seen the site so busy. Literally, workers in and on every part of the construction site. Workers are drywalling the second and third floors of the three-story building at the east end of the campus. Scaffolding fills...
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The Final Countdown

By Beauty From Ashes

Dear St. Andrew’s Family, The final countdown has begun! Our next semester of ministry and worship will be in our new space. Praise the Lord! If you’ve driven down Venning recently you’ll see that our construction has reached the point where the infrastructure all but been completed and finishing work is now beginning. A significant…

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Marking Milestones

By Beauty From Ashes

Dear St Andrew’s Family, Our construction project has reached an exciting phase; we’re beginning to check off portions that are being completed! As you’ll see in the photo, we are now under roof!  (Click on the photo to see a larger version.) And, with the roofing in place you get a good sense of what…

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Exterior Walls and Interior Framing

By Beauty From Ashes

Q & A on our Construction Process: Question: How is construction moving along? Answer: After demolition was completed in summer of 2018, Hill Construction projected a two-year process to rebuild our campus.  That timeframe still holds. We expect to gain occupancy in the summer of 2020 – which means we are now under a year!!…

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One Year of Construction

By Beauty From Ashes

One year ago this week we gathered in our parking lot for a ground-breaking celebration.  It marked the end of the demolition of the burned remains of the Ministry Center and the beginning of our new construction.  Hard to believe all that has taken place this past year on our campus (read our previous updates)…

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Asbestos Removal and Clergy Moving

By Beauty From Ashes

Q & A on Our Construction Project: Question: What’s happening on campus? Answer: Two things to note.  First, asbestos removal from Catlin Annex began this week (see photo above). Once this removal is completed the next phase can begin. Second, we are expecting concrete to be poured along the Venning Street side of the Ministry…

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What is a Columbarium?

By Beauty From Ashes

Q & A on Our Construction Project: Question: Last week you mentioned that we were building a “columbarium” in the Whilden Street Courtyard.  What exactly is a columbarium? Answer: A columbarium is a place for the repose of cremated remains. The word comes from the Latin, “columba,” which means, “dove.” Originally, the term columbarium was…

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The Master Plan

By Beauty From Ashes

Talking to myself about summer construction plans: Question:  In your last email you mentioned a “comprehensive master plan.”  What does that mean? Answer: One of the benefits of the construction process has been the ability to create an integrated campus that has a sense of space and flow to both the architecture and landscaping.  To…

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