“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience." - Colossians 3:12
A dear friend of ours is fond of saying, " . . if you pray for patience, God will provide opportunities for you to learn patience." The wisdom this friend offers proves true, whether or not we pray for patience! It can be a challenge to maintain patience when things are taking longer than they ought to, or even just longer than we had hoped they would. Sometimes we are surprised how long some things can take, perhaps in part a result of our otherwise instantaneous culture.
Work on our capital campaign project does indeed continue, some of it in small ways. You may have seen some of the repairs to the large wooden doors and more. Much of the work being done at this point is not visible. As you may recall, we made a difficult decision earlier this year to terminate a contract with the initial construction management company. This decision has been affirmed as we experience more proactive communications from the new contractor. Even without a gap between these contractors, we find some delay in the resuming of actual work. In part, the plans from the prior contractor were incomplete.
We expect work to resume soon, although we have no date yet. As we reengage the city for a permit for the whole project (only a demolition permit had been obtained by the first contractor) we will have a more definitive timeline. Meanwhile, we are also preparing for some of the work to be done in the Nave, particularly sound and lighting. I hope that these updates will increase in frequency soon, once work is underway I expect our collective excitement to grow!