Projects

2017 -2018

Interior

Required Heating Changes 2017
The church has been heating with steam from a pipe coming in from the street and in the fall of 2016 we were informed that Concord Steam closed in May, 2017.  All Concord downtown buildings, including the public schools, have needed to plan for alternative heating sources.  The Concord Steam heating system is old, inefficient, and quite costly.  The new system will save us almost 50%/year in heating costs going forward, with an expected payback of about 10 years.

We researched, received estimates, and had a special church meeting where the membership voted on the proposals of the House and Grounds Committee.  We voted to contract for two natural gas boilers and for the preparation ground-work needed before they are installed, including a chimney liner, as well as what will be needed after they are installed, for an estimated total of $127,192.  

The boiler room has been built in the church basement and the two boilers are now set in place.  They have been working on completing the piping system for the incoming natural gas now for quite a few weeks.  Fire detectors are in place.

CHIMNEY LINER INSTALLED 2017

The project is going as planned and the chimney liner was set in place.

      

DURING 2018 RENOVATIONS

BETWEEN JANUARY 8TH AND APRIL 1ST,

CHURCH SERVICES WILL BE 

IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL

During the three months from January 8th until April 1st when this restoration work will be going on, all church services and meetings will be held in the Sunday School.

In the spirit of expectancy of God’s supply and continued love and benevolence, there are several projects unfolding and now being realized.

Interior work being done

beginning January 8th, 2018 

West half of auditorium – repair plaster and paint

Photo by Elizabeth Frantz, Concord Monitor photographer. (Used by permission)

NW corner pp2 sm

Photo by Elizabeth Frantz, Concord Monitor photographer. (Used by permission)

N wall pp 1 sm

Photo by Elizabeth Frantz, Concord Monitor photographer.(Used by permission)

In order to complete this project each organ pipe needs to be taken down, moved to the back of the church and wrapped for protection.  This will take approximately one week.

Also, the Reader’s chairs and desks on the platform will be removed and stored for their protection.

Since the Second Reader’s room and the Organist/Soloists Room will be repaired and painted, all furniture in these two rooms will be removed and stored elsewhere.

COMPLETE ELECTRICAL REPLACEMENT

THROUGHOUT CHURCH

  •  New electrical wiring throughout the church – 3-phase electric

  •  Replace service panels, circuit wiring, and receptacles, refurbish existing lighting, add new lighting fixtures and controls, additional items in the electrical engineering report, lightning protection system, fire alarm system

  • An electrical engineer did a complete study and evaluation of all church electrical needs (winter 2017).  We have received his electrical plans and have recently received the estimates for the work.

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