We are about to experience a huge transition in the
life of the Fellowship during the remodeling and construction phase.
Our transition may feel a little like adolescence
sometimes.We may have confusion and
chaos, uncertainty and anxiety; but we also have the chance to have excitement
the scary part:We need
to totally move out of the building
during construction, which is planned to begin in August 2018 to February or
We cannot be in the
Fellowship building at all. All meetings
and uses of this building will be moved. This includes:
·Sunday Services and School of Spirit activities
Secretary and Minister’s offices
Meetings; more than 63 a month.
and storage of all furniture and supplies.
Sunday Services: As yet, we do not know where our Sunday services will be located.They will probably be at another local church building or in a
Office Space: Office space is going to be difficult to find, as there is just not
much available in this area, and we are looking for something comfortable,
local, and accessible.
All the other meetings:boards, covenant groups, spiritual,
educational and social groups will have to meet other places for the duration.
Suggestions: We are creating a
list of suggestions for where to hold meeting of all different sizes. If you have ideas or suggestions, please suggest
them to Carol the Office Manager, a building committee member
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or on the building committee blog.
Just like adolescence, we can guide the journey
by our actions:
good communication:we may
need more reliance on neighborhood networks and social media.
of the services at the Building Committee Blog:
Realize: that our
community may become less based in geography and more in relationships.
patience:with each other, the staff, the construction process, the neighbors, the Building Committee, etc.
At the end of our transition, besides a more
beautiful and spacious fellowship building, we hope to have a confident
fellowship with more self-knowledge, a closer community, and deeper compassion
Neighborhood Outreach Meeting, Sunday, February 18th, 1:30 - 3:30, in the Sanctuary: The Fellowship
is reaching out to our neighbors to let them know we are
planning a remodel, and give them the opportunity to make connections with
us. We hope to have a positive experience
and minimize the impact on the neighborhood during construction. We need a few
people to commit to bringing cookies for our neighbors, as we hope to
sweeten the information with some sweet treats. Contact the building committee if you are able to donate 3 dozen cookies to this event.
of this month your Building Committee has been hard at work for a year
(how time flies when you are having fun). Over the last two months,
December and January, we have had a series of meeting with fellowship
groups to review our conceptual design and complete the next phase
called Schematic Design. This will lead to our submitting a site plan
architectural review to the city of Lafayette in late February.
The building committee and our project architect, Rich Keilman, met and gathered design input from the following:
• Sanctuary: Ministers, acoustic engineer, Tad Koriath, Deborah Mensch.
Set up for Sunday services, dais size & shape, choir location,
musician location, seating, flow in and out, audio and video systems,
Click to enlarge.
• Administrative & Minister’s office wing: Ministers, Carol Pranschke
(office manager) and staff, De Anna Hoyle. Private & open space
offices, location of offices, size or offices, safety considerations,
• School of Spirit wing: De Anna Hoyle & SOS staff, minister. Size
and layout of meeting rooms, placement and number of doors, storage,
multi-use of rooms, room partitions, and room design for toddlers,
• Hospitality (kitchen): Millie Montgomery, Rosemary Arp, Mary Gibb.
Social hall functions, kitchen layout, kitchen doors, kitchen work space,
location of welcoming table, coat closet, various social hall uses,
flow of people into services and then to coffee social time,
• Site Planning: Building committee members, landscape designer, and
civil engineer. Landscape design, storm water flow & retention,
parking lot, location of the barn & trash bins.
addition to these meetings we have received input from others via
email, hallway discussions, and phone calls. Thanks to all who
participated in these sessions and provided the committee with valuable
All of this information is reflected in the next evolution of our design documents that are now posted to this blog. Larger versions are posted in the foyer of the Fellowship. Please disregard earlier iterations.
Several members of the Building Committee and Rich, our architect from Barrett Studios, spent 4 hours on Tuesday meeting with members of the Administration Team and the Sanctuary Team to review and discuss the latest iteration of the plans for the remodeling/building project. Good progress was made in beginning to finalize the plans for those 2 areas.
In addition, meetings with the School of the Spirit and Hospitality/Memorials are scheduled for later in the month.
Ever wonder how many consultants it takes to remodel and build on to the Fellowship? Here they are so far:
Architect: Barrett Studios, architectural firm, a Boulder firm
Builder: Faurot Construction, a Boulder firm
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP): firm has not been officially hired yet, but will probably be on board as of the beginning of next week.
Soil: Soils Engineering: Scott, Cox & Associates, a Boulder firm
Asbestos: Asbestos Testing: Boulder Environmental Inc., a Boulder firm
Surveying: Ehrhart Land Surveying, a Lafayette firm
Civil Engineering: Osborn Engineering, a Denver firm
Landscape Architecture: R Designs, a Denver firm
Acoustics & Sound Design: Soundpost Acoustics, a Longmont firm
Rich, our architect, has had several informative meetings with officials of the City of Lafayette; Planning, Zoning, Building and Fire, etc..