Our facility served as a gathering place for a variety of groups, events and ministries, both within and beyond the Oak Hills congregation. We continue to share our space with a vibrant head-start preschool, as well as a Spanish-speaking congregation, Iglesia Shalom. The facilities team took major steps this year in several areas
- Connecting with our custodians and our various renters to facilitate better sharing of the space and communication about building needs.
- Renovation of the CE building: a small team headed by Building Elder Hank Brown worked through the summer months to renovate key spaces in the CE building. New plumbing, cabinetry, countertops, radiators, window and light fixtures and paint were added, creating a whole new atmosphere in the main preschool classroom. Electrician Jeff Emra worked with Hank Brown to enable the electrical wiring needed to restore heat in several spaces.
- Plans were laid for the creation of a “First Responder Rest-Stop” at Oak Hills, allowing area law enforcement officers and others to have a private haven during their on-duty hours. Look for this space to be completed and operational in mid-2017.
Church members contributed time, energy and financial gifts to allow us to keep our facility functioning well for all who use it.