June 20, 2024

Floor Renovations Update

Our floor abatement and replacement project continues going well. They have finished abatement!

What to Expect This Sunday, June 23th

Based on the current progress, here is what to expect this Sunday, June 9th:

  • All entrances will be open, including the downstairs preschool and nursery entrance
  • The nursery will be open and staffed for worship


  • Our Fellowship Hall is currently in an 'unfinished' concrete state, meaning that surfaces may be a bit uneven.
  • The Fellowship Hall is accessible, but we will leave the area closed to avoid high traffic.
  • The kitchen will be accessible by its outside door
  • The playground will be accessible via the 'name-tag room' doors
  • Items stored on and under the stage will not be accessible
  • The back hallway and coat closet have been entirely emptied of items
  • Construction materials (i.e. boxes with new tiles awaiting installation) are being stored in our Chapel.
  • Items otherwise stored in the constructions spaces are being stored throughout the building, including in our music room, downstairs newer wing, the Chapel, and the stage.

Join Us for "Lemonade on the Lawn"

With our Fellowship Hall closed, this Sunday our 'coffee hour' will become 'lemonade on the lawn.' Join us for light refreshments and lemonade in front of our main entrance following worship.

What to Expect June 24th and Beyond

Upstairs floor installation will begin on Monday, June17th in the hall area and then the Fellowship Hall. Our contractors tell us that the floor will be usable even during installation, so we will continue to have access to our bathrooms and handicap entry on the upper level.

On June 23rd, you will likely see a completed hall and closet area (yay!) and a partially completed Fellowship Hall. We will try to keep foot traffic through unfinished areas to a minimum.

But of course, stay tuned - construction is unpredictable!

Overview of the Project

This is an exciting project made possible first from a grant given to our Lakeside Presbyterian Preschool! The grant was offered to cover the abatement and replacement of the flooring in all preschool rooms that still had the original tiles. Inspired by the downstairs project, your session voted to pursue abatement and replacement throughout the building. The costs of upstairs renovations are covered by budget surplus going into 2024, an endowment gift, and additional contributions from the Lakeside Presbyterian Preschool.

This project involves the following steps:

Abatement - COMPLETE!:

  1. Downstairs Preschool rooms asbestos abatement (in classrooms under sanctuary) (COMPLETE!)
  2. Fellowship Hall asbestos abatement (COMPLETE!)
  3. Upstairs coat closet and hallway asbestos abatement (back entrance and hallway in front of bathrooms and chapel) (COMPLETE!)

New Floor Installation:

  1. Upon completion of downstairs abatement, new flooring will be put into the downstairs Preschool rooms (COMPLETE!)
  2. Upon completion of upstairs abatement (COMPLETE!), new flooring will be put into the hallway (COMPLETE!), coat closet (COMPLETE!), and Fellowship Hall in whatever manner least disrupts Sunday mornings and works for our contractors

Thanks to everyone for your patience and flexibility as we work toward updating and improving our building!