The Adventure Is About To Begin!

Phase 1: Project Scope

On June 18, the Board of Directors unanimously and enthusiastically authorized Phase I of our building transformation construction scope. This phase will include a 23,000 square foot 2-story addition on the east side of the Worship Center with a 4,500 square foot basement. The addition will provide a clear, welcoming front entry, two large gathering spaces, several conference rooms, a commercial kitchen, a small catering kitchen and classrooms for Family Ministry and CDLC Preschool. It also includes renovation of 16,200 square feet of existing space in the 1982 addition, which is currently our Community Room and child care areas. The renovated area will house pastoral, administrative and Family Ministry offices, with small group and flexible meeting space.

The Board also supports the construction of the shell of a 5,200 square foot Chapel space as part of Phase 1 if financial resources can be found to close the gap. The decision on whether we are able to include the Chapel space in Phase 1 will be made within several months.

Getting Around

Ushers and greeters – A friendly team of people will help guide everyone where they need to go.

Entrances – Door B at the southeast corner of the Worship Center will not be accessible during construction. Available entrances are at Door A (Circle Drive) and Door E (northwest side – CDLC Preschool entrance). Handicap parking will be in the small lot between buildings.

Routes to Sanctuary will be well marked – Once inside Door E, the ramp will take you directly to the Sanctuary. From Door A, the current stairs and elevator remain accessible and take you to the Sanctuary.

Restrooms – Upstairs restrooms are not available during construction. Three sets of restrooms are located in Fellowship Hall (CDLC space) on the first floor. The restroom closest to the Circle Drive entrance is handicap accessible.

Child care – During weekend worship, child care will be available in Fellowship Hall on the first floor. On weekdays, child care will be in the Christian Life Center building in Room 160.

Fellowship – Join us every weekend for coffee and conversation in Fellowship Hall on the first floor!

 

 

Impact

Outdoor worship – Worship will move inside beginning June 30-July 1 for everyone’s safety during construction.

Parking lot and handicap parking – The sidewalk between the buildings will be opened up for car traffic between the upper parking lots for easier access to drop-offs and additional parking. Handicap parking will move to the small parking lot between the buildings.

Mini Mega Sale – This year’s sale will take place in and around the Christian Life Center building. For details, visit popmn.org/megasale.

Mission & Ministry – We will continue to connect UP with God, IN though Community and OUT for the World throughout the construction project. Event times or locations may need to shift slightly so please check our website calendar at popmn.org/events.

 

 

Join us for the adventure!

Construction may temporarily change where we park and how we navigate and use our current space. But each week we will see progress towards the transformation as we become One Church with One Vision, Under One Roof. You won’t want to miss it!

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