HFTC Update

HFTC Project Status Update (August 9, 2019)

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The Heart for the City Project continues to move forward as we look toward the fall of 2019. As of early August, the excavation reached a depth of roughly 28 feet-a depth of around 86 feet is required for the new building foundations and underground parking structure. The work of excavation, shoring, underpinning, and drainage will continue until early 2020. In the last few months, the Project Oversight Committee analyzed the financial aspect of the project and presented these findings to the congregation at the Annual General Meeting on June 5th. 

As we move forward with the Heart for the City Project, we will be embarking on a fundraising campaign starting this fall. This campaign will focus on funding the furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) for our newly renovated and expanded facilities--spaces that are built and furnished for the mission and work of the church. We look forward to sharing more with you in September.

Throughout the fall, the Project Oversight Committee will continue to consider various options for alternative ministry, office, and storage spaces. Currently, we are on schedule to be displaced at around the end of 2020 or early 2021. We look forward to working with community partners to find dedicated spaces that will allow us to continue what we are doing, but also to grow. 

We ask for your continued prayer and support for the Heart for the City project. 

Have a blessed summer! 

Broek Bosma 
Project Oversight Committee Chair 

Posted by Broek Bosma

Lower Parking Lots Closed

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Lower parking lot closed off

The lower parking lot is now closed for construction.

We will have a drop-off/pick-up zone on the curb lane of Nelson Street in front of the ramp entrance where people with limited mobility can be dropped off. The zone (pictured above) will be blocked off. Please put on your left turn indicator as you approach the drop-off/pick-up zone, both to alert the drivers behind you and to alert our parking attendant so they know to let you into the drop-off/pick-up zone. Our parking attendant will be on duty from 9.30 am on Sundays. There will be an usher available at the ramp entrance to help people with limited mobility, from where they are dropped off into the aisles.

We will also have a few of our congregants who will be shuttling people who find it difficult to navigate the distance between the church and Nelson Square. If you would like to be given a ride from Nelson Square to the church before the service, please arrive by 9.45am and wait in the lobby of Nelson Square. The shuttle service volunteer will pull up in their car, outside the Nelson Square building lobby, to pick you up and drop you off at the church. If you need a ride after the service, you can meet the shuttle service volunteer at the ramp entrance after the service and coordinate the ride back. If you do need to be picked up and dropped off, please inform Soniya Mathew at the church office via email or phone the church office at 604 683 8441 so the arrangements can be made accordingly. Thank you very much for your patience, understanding and co-operation in working with us as we continue to work on alternate parking arrangements. For any questions, queries, concerns, suggestions or feedback, please connect with Soniya at the church office.

Posted by Soniya Mathew