Our Ground Breaking Ceremony was June 3rd
This traditional ceremony, during which we asked the Savior to bless our construction project, was held at the end of our worship service on June 3rd, followed with a light lunch. Different ministry groups from our church family represented our church members past, present and future. Check out the neat photos from this event posted at in PHOTO GALLERIES.
Preliminary Site Prep began June 13 which included pouring a new sidewalk along McCarty Rd.
Project completion, end of October (tentative)
Footprint and Descriptions
Color Code & Descriptions
Yellow - New narthex, offices, ADA restrooms, mothers' room; air conditioning
Pink- Expanded fellowship hall, Organ-Keyboard-A/V bay, storage rooms
Green - Nursery, Board room, security entrance, renovated Sec's office
Preschool areas- security door, A/C, new flooring, renovated restrooms
Red - Refurbished altar area expanded for serving communion
History of Project
In his undeserved grace, the Savior has been blessing Bethany with a growing ministry, to the point where it's putting a strain on our existing facilities. Already beginning in the fall of 2015 with a series of congregational cottage meetings, Bethany began the work of identifying and ranking the needs of our ministry. In 2017 a Building Committee began working with the ideas and suggestions that had been gathered from the congregation. With a basic footprint in hand, the committee selected a general contractor and secured financing. In early 2018 a second round of cottage meetings invited members to critique and modify the developing plans. In fact, a number of significant ideas were received and worked into the plans that were being finalized.
March 18th was Pledge Sunday, when the congregation was asked to submit pledges of financial support. The pledges would determine the scope and size of the project, whether to build only Phase 1, to undertake Phases 1 & 2, or to construct all three phases simultaneously. Our goal was to recieve $150,000 over three years, which would fund the construction of all three phases. And the Savior surprised us with pledges that nearly doubled our goal!
At a May 2nd congregational meeting, Bethany received the finalized footprint that itemized the various features of the project. The voters overwhelmingly authorized Bethany to sign the bid from CIR Group for a maximum cost of $852,000. While a summary of the project's features is represented in the image and color-coded notes above, the actual paperwork distributed at this meeting is provided for pickup at the Info White Board in the Fellowship Hall.