The long-awaited sanctuary renovation is underway! To accommodate this construction, the 10:50 AM Sanctuary Service has now been relocated to the Presbyterian Activity Center (PAC) on the fourth floor.
Additionally, to make sure we have enough space for all of those coming to worship, we are offering a third service at 9:30 AM also in the PAC. The 8:45 AM service remains in the Chapel. All three services are featuring musical leadership from the choir and the same sermon.
The Sanctuary Renovation Committee appreciates your prayers and flexibility as we continue this construction and transition to a temporary worship space. There are sure to be bumps in the road as we work through this relocation and we appreciate your grace as we spend the next year preparing our building for generations to come.
Map Your Route to the Presbyterian Activity Center (4th Floor)
There are four possible entrances to the PAC (Look for the signs on the floor to help guide your way):
- The Main Staircase off of the Welcome Center provides stairs directly to the PAC.
- The Main Elevator from Church Street to Level 4 provides access to the PAC.
- The Byrd Hall Elevator located on the Wood Street side of the building provides access to the fourth floor. The PAC is directly through the Youth Great Room.
- There is access to the PAC from the 5th Level of the Parking Garage. Please note, this entrance is NOT handicap accessible.
Please note that the Sanctuary/Narthex areas will be impassable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long will the construction last?
A. The construction is planned to last approximately a year with our return to the Sanctuary scheduled for Christmas Eve 2017.
Q. Why three services?
A. The addition of a 9:30 AM service is to make sure we have enough space to accommodate all those who gather for worship. We encourage all to continue to attend Sunday School at 9:30 AM and attend their regular service as they are able but we wanted to be prepared for capacity issues.
Q. What is the difference between the three services?
A. The three services will be everything you’ve come to expect from worship at FPC! The 8:45 Chapel Service remains unchanged with leadership by the FPC pastors and cantors/small ensembles from the choir. The 9:30 AM and 10:50 AM services will feature the Chamber Choir and Chancel Choir with the same sermon as the 8:45 AM service (NOTE: The 9:30 AM service will be more causal).
Have a different question? Send your questions to email@example.com and we will continue to send updates in the FPC Newsletter and e-news.
Take YOUR pew home! (Well, sort of)
As a part of the renovation, the Sanctuary will be receiving new pews. A number of pews will be available for church members who would like to have one.
If you would like to have one of the sanctuary pews, please email Josh Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 27, 2017.
You will be responsible for picking up and transporting the pews by February 17.
Construction Drawings Available
Would you like to get a look at the construction drawings for the Sanctuary project? They are now available for review in the Adult Library on the second floor.