It's been a busy three weeks, both on the construction site and here at Resurrection, as we have journeyed together through Holy Week to Easter Sunday and the celebration of the glorious resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Work has continued on the site as we have enjoyed lots of sunshine and little rain over the past few weeks. The cistern, fire tank, and deep foundations have been set and the excavation has been backfilled. Progress on footings and foundation walls continue around the north side of the sanctuary.
Construction is underway on the elevator in the building, and the elevator shaft is going up! Once construction on the shaft is completed, the elevator pit will be waterproofed and backfilled. The first delivery of structural steel is arriving this week and will coincide with installation of the crane that will be used to hoist and move the steel beams around the site. Some of this material will be stored along the parking spots in the front of the new sanctuary. Congregants are encouraged to park in the back of the church for the next 5-6 weeks while steel erection is ongoing. We are starting to get vertical!
Over the past two weeks, construction has been focused on more digging and establishing a firm foundation for our building. Concrete foundations and masonry foundation walls are continuing in the new Sanctuary area and deep excavation for the fire tank and deep footers has continued over these two weeks. Please pray for no rain to fill up the hole!
As we move into this week on the construction site, concrete for deep footings are being poured through the start of the week. As this portion of the work is being completed, major deliveries will start occurring the week after Easter (4/22), including the firetank and steel. A large crane will be also present on the property. Some of these materials will be stored along the parking spots until it gets installed. Please be mindful when parking on Sundays.
Lastly for this update, the erection of the steel structure for our new building is expected to start in early May! As always, thank you for your patience and understanding as the work on our new building continues.