Shoutin' From the Mountaintop - A Report From Your Church Board
We do our best to communicate with everyone, but there's always a lot going on, so you may not be aware of all the wonderful things happening at Shadow Rock. For most of the last few weeks, Rock the Week has included a series of reports covering all aspects of our life together. If you read something that piques your interest, warms your heart, or invites you to participate, contact the church office, and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction! This week, we are pleased to share with you the work of the Facilities Team.
Currently the Facilities Team is focused on the long term care and planning for the campus infrastructure. We look at the major tasks that need to be done in order to maintain and provide the services needed for the preschool and church. This includes keeping air conditioning and heating units operational, keeping the roof structures sound, and repairing water mains and sewer lines. It also includes looking at long term cost savings, such as adding solar power generation, converting to LED lighting, and improving office productivity through new networking technology and equipment, fiber optic communications, and improved servers.
The Facility Team makes project recommendations to the Board based on its knowledge of the existing campus systems and today’s modern practices and technology. Among the projects we have accomplished over the past 7 years, are:
- Repair or replace 7 air conditioners
- Several Education Building roof repairs and improvements
- Sound and lighting improvements in Smith Hall
- Elevator hydraulics overhaul
- Building access and security improvements
- Information systems networking, cabling, and server improvements that support hybrid worship
- Repair the “Rock-it” electric car
- Overhaul of the orange folding chairs
As the campus ages, these kinds of projects become even more critical to the continued operation of Shadow Rock Church and Preschool. You've seen recently an appeal to re-energize the facilities improvement fund, "Momentum @ Work." We appreciate those who've already contributed. This ongoing giving effort ensures that the facility we love so much continues to be available for our ministries.