At the end of May we had our annual Spring Cleaning bee. Turnout was not quite as good as past years, but we still had about a dozen out. The kitchen got a once-over, the interior windows cleaned (basement and main), and pews were cleaned plus other assorted tasks. Prior to the 25th the exterior gardens were weeded, raked and planted. Thanks to Jim and Dolores Terry, David Dyck and Sherley Hearty, Sandra and David Kraatz, Charles and Trudy Engelen, Eric Decorby, Robert Tiedemann, Elsie Schaeffer and the Boehms for coming out to help. Also thanks to David Tiedemann, Martha Feculak and Linda Brownlee for the work in the gardens. (If I missed anyone, I apologize.) Without your help Grace would not look as good.
The re-roofing for the sanctuary and parsonage has been awarded. A bit more than we had hoped, but work should be well underway by the time you read this. The installation of the PV (solar cells) will start later in the summer.
The replacement of our furnaces is also underway this summer.
As always there are other tasks and projects that come up. If you notice anything that needs work let me and/or Eric know.
With a new council coming in and the format changing, this will probably be my last Properties report. It has been a pleasure and an honour to serve Grace over the last 9 to 10 years. I hope I have left the Church buildings in better shape than when I found them.
Enjoy your summer!
Director, Church Properties