Renew, Restore, Rejoice!
In recognition of CCA’s 40th Anniversary and to celebrate God’s faithfulness to our congregation, the Session gave approval to the Sanctuary Refresh Committee’s recommendations to renovate and improve the physical aesthetics of the church sanctuary, which was completed and revealed on September 10, 2023. The refreshed sanctuary has solved some longstanding traffic-flow issues and also enhanced our worship, communion time, and fellowship.
To use funds wisely, the project comprised a mixture of restoring existing elements and purchasing new products. Large expensive items like the pews, which were already made with quality craftsmanship and solid wood, were simply repaired and restored with new stain. The 20+ year-old cushions were replaced with new upholstery and padding. The existing tile floor was replaced for aesthetic reasons and safety concerns. Fresh paint was applied to the ceiling, walls, and trim. New and restored lighting now brightens the sanctuary, and new side organ windows with lights illuminate the stage.
Sanctuary updates, completed Summer 2023
Pews & Pew Cushions
Our current pews are very well constructed and attractive. For that reason, they were simply repaired where needed, refinished and stained a darker color. The 20+ year-old cushions were replaced with beautiful new fabric and foam.The front pews were shortened to improve communion traffic flow.
Flooring & Carpet Runners
The asbestos tile flooring were fully removed and professionally abated. A durable and easy-to-maintain luxury vinyl plank (LVP) product featuring sound reduction technology was installed. The darker color travels down the center and side aisles while a lighter color highlights the pews. Carpet runners were removed.
Ceiling & Trim Paint
The ceiling and trim work were painted a bright white to help clean and brighten the sanctuary. Likewise, the end caps on the pews, stair risers, communion table and sound booth are now the same bright white.
The walls were painted a warm, slightly more golden and brighter color than the previous medium beige.
Hanging Pendants: Cleaned and shortened to not block projected words/images.
Recessed: Replaced with larger more energy efficient lights that will mimic a "skylight."
Stage Spotlight: Replaced with brighter, energy-efficient lights
Side Organ Windows
The blackened and stained fabric in the organ windows were replaced with new plexiglass to match the center cross window. The plexiglass has a simple backlight to match the cross window. This gives the effect of real side windows and brightens the chancel/stage.
Sound & Projection System
Old speakers were removed.
Two new projectors were mounted to the ceilings, which enables visuals on both side walls.
Sound booth cords were concealed.
What can you do to help?
Financially support the restoration:
The cost will be covered by pre-designated church funds
and by congregational fundraising via the “Building Fund.”
Please give to the Building Fund to support the restoration of our beautiful sanctuary. (For online giving or on your check, please indicate that your gift is “for the Building Fund.”)