Grace United Church Future Development Update Sept. 23:
On Sunday September 15, the congregation gave its approval in principle to design changes to our project that should reduce the cost of our project to the budget established earlier in 2013. It also approved in principle, a "stipulated sum" contract with Graham Construction providing that "sum" is within the budget earlier determined for the project.
Your D and D Committee, Berry Architecture and Associates and Graham Construction are currently revising the design and construction methodology so that we will get the greatest possible value for our investment. For information about changes that are contemplated, please contact any member of the D and D Committee.
While the new design is nearing completion and we have found a contractor for our project, it will still be a couple of months at least before the details can be worked out and demolition and foundation work begin.
Plans are now under way for worship services to return to our Grace sanctuary as soon as it can be prepared for re-occupancy. Our target date is Thanksgiving Sunday.