Window Installation is Complete!
With the stained glass installation complete, the end of one of the largest, most complicated and spiritually significant changes in our current facility. These are exciting times!
The north side installation, contrary to appearances, was much different than the installation on the east side. First, there is significantly more glass surface on the north side, which means more and larger windows to make, and longer production time.
Installation on both sides featured placing the glass against the exterior window, by installing metal stops. On the east side, the installers benefited from the hallway. The scaffolding could be built on the roof, which was a strong and stable surface.
The north side installation proved to be more difficult. The floor slopes downward as the roofline gets taller, so both the distance and incline serve as problems. The most difficult challenge was the windows at their highest point, because of the oak wall of the end of the worship chancel. This created a narrowing of the aisle.
Even though all of the windows are installed, the project is not be complete. We are working towards creating a scheme for internal lighting, so that the windows might be seen on the street at night, as well as a way in which we can celebrate the stained glass as a project which has brought our community together.
Stained Glass Dedication: During worship Sept. 8 & 9
You are invited as we dedicate our new stained glass windows at each worship service! You are also invited to participate in a community art project. We will be able to thank the artist, Harry Tompkin, in worship, as well as be able to meet him!
Thank you for your generosity with the Readiness Fund, through which this work has been done. We are truly blessed!