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1 Redecorating Committee Report

2 Qualities of Church Abundance Unity Classic design Comfort Sharing Light Growth Beauty Joy What qualities do we want to see manifested in our church structure? Others?

3  Podium and auditorium front Back brown panels to be re-covered with lighter material. Remove lattice walls; replace with one half-wall planter in front of organ in lighter wood; Possibly use some of the podium wood for this? Add quality silk plants for planter (screening wall for organist). Put a baby grand piano on the right side open on the carpet. Install doors to hide the back entry area. Remove large front podium on platform; replace with one or two step open carpeted platform. Repair and install “pony wall” behind readers between platform floor and wall. Signs with more modern lettering; location of signs to be determined. Committee Investigations

4  Podium and auditorium front Costs: Contractor costs estimated $375 - $500 a day; days $10,000 Materials for podium repair, swing doors to back, wall behind platform, repair drywall holes $ 4,800 Podiums or desks to be discussed as the best option on the platform along with more greenery $1,500? Committee Investigations

5  Auditorium and foyer lighting Chandelier lighting preference is choice A or B (wider light source) Cost for auditorium, foyer ceiling and wall: $ 4, chandeliers, 2 sconces, ceiling fixtures (chains provide flexibility in hanging) Cost: $ Couple floods/recessed cans over stairs Cost:$ Retain cove lighting Retain some floods by church front? Committee Investigations

6  Seating Upholstered chairs (back and seat); wooden arms + legs Including hymnal rack Assume 32” back; longer seat with trampoline seat (improved after theater seating) Not fixed seating; allow flexibility Cost: (approx. $156/seat x 100) $ 15,600 Committee Investigations

7  Carpet Close loop weave estimate with pad (commercial grade) Cost per square yard: $ $35.00 Cost to carpet foyer, hall stairs + auditorium: $7000 to $10,000 May consider Readers’ Rooms, Children’s Room, Counting Room, etc. Committee Investigations

8  Painting costs Inside auditorium brick $1,960 Outside foyer brick $710 Back wall painting $ 565 Main ceiling and beams$5,410 Total for all $8,645 $200 coupon available to us$8,445 Committee Investigations (Prices include prime and block fill bricks, 2 top coats for bricks; back wall 3 top coats; sanding ceiling and priming with 2 coats.)

9 Committee Investigations  Back seating area Create a moveable ¾ long wall to define the front auditorium into a more intimate space; allow space for wheelchair Seating; Add greenery, a few love seats or upholstered chairs, 6-top tables; ability to use space for business meetings, After church meetings, Wednesday meetings, or open for lectures or expanded congregation Foyer bench seats

10 Committee Investigations  Other ideas shared Paint walls or ceilings a cream color Replace windows Make basement accessible Type of sign (Plexiglas, wood, metal?) Re-panel foyer wood wall or wallpaper Few bench seats instead of having all chairs in auditorium Upstairs bathroom wheelchair accessibility – Combine upstairs bathrooms to have one larger bathroom; Make the hall wider upstairs.

11 Committee Investigations  Sunday School Construction of painted walls to separate rooms along parallel walls and bring color to the space. A few paintings and timelines for rooms. Add lamps to bring color and intimacy to the space instead of fluorescents. Add some bookshelves (one per room) Replace aqua plastic chairs with upholstered benches in center of room A couple of loveseats/couches for high school/college class space; some pillows for younger classes Possibly replace tables? Not sure Do something with windows (paint outside well white?) Some greenery/silk plants or trees

12 Decorator’s Observations  Painting interior walls and ceiling A lighter color would give a more transcendent look and feeling of a modern church. Would give us the best value for our money. We had not considered this, but we should give this some thought as it impacts the whole picture and was the first thing the professional recommended. If we did the painting, we could choose not to change the seating for instance. In short, there is more than one way to look at things. Example of church with light interior

13 Decorator’s Observations  Seating According to the decorator, current seating is not a major problem. Keep theater seating in the front. Move the rows farther apart to give a feeling of more space and make it easier to move through the seating.  Lighting Replace light fixtures with more something more contemporary. We had not considered this, but we should give this some thought as it impacts the whole picture and was the first thing the professional recommended. If we did the painting, we could choose not to change the seating for instance. In short, there is more than one way to look at things.

14  Podium + Auditorium Front Replace fabric covering the speakers with new fabric or with metal or wooden frets. Remove the lattice panels on either side of the podium. Reduce podium size horizontally Classical molding could be included in the front with the painting.  Color Current appearance is very brown. Color can be brought into the church with pulpit fabric, carpeting, and paint. According to decorator seating could be reupholstered, but current gold color is okay. Decorator’s Observations

15  It is better to create a a total, coordinated package, than a patchwork of “this idea and that idea”.  Consider the elements of our church in light of visitors as well as from our own preferences.  Higher thoughts progress with the years; change isn’t bad. Decorator’s Observations


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