Questions & Answers
The Communications & Marketing Committee have determined a questions and answers feature for our newsletter will be a great tool to communicate the behind-the-scenes wheels in motion. In the format of three questions and answers from a particular committee, we hope this will give everyone a bit more insight into what each of our committees do. This month the Building and Grounds Committee shares insights:
Q #1. What is one of the most important (or urgent or vital) tasks the committee has set for itself this year?
Our committee is small but effective. Just recently it has come to our attention that the roof over the sanctuary needs to be replaced. This isn’t an overnight project physically or financially. The upgrades will require a lot of our energy. How soon we’re in the position to do this remains to be seen. It’s our understanding sometime this fall is our goal because before the snow falls it’s a must. Upkeep of the building is our number one priority. Our lead building groundskeeper, Mary Belanger, shared her thoughts, “We’re here to keep the building rocking and looking good. My job is to keep it looking nice inside and out. It's very rewarding to be part of the process.”
Q #2. What has been different for your committee because of the pandemic?
Although the pandemic has affected all of us in some way or other, the Building and Grounds Committee is fortunate to be able to continue meeting in person at the church. We always social distance during our meetings and this is possible in part due to less traffic in the building. Sanitization has always been a priority but as with everyone today, it’s obviously heightened to new levels for all of us with this new normal.
Q #3. What would you like to say to the rest of the congregation?
Online worship has been wonderful for those watching with our Facebook Livestream, but we are all looking forward to returning to in person as we used to do. With the vaccine, we’re delighted by the possibility that we’ll be able to worship together in person. Our new normal may not look like our old normal but the Building and Grounds Committee will be doing everything we can to help the church evolve to being fully operational again.