Photo credit: Justin Kim
The below-grade construction work for the Heart for the City project has continued steadily throughout the summer and fall. Thankfully, the project has not been slowed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, the construction work is slightly ahead of schedule, as the bottom six floors of the parkade have now been constructed, and the construction should reach ground level in December. This means that the church displacement is likely to arrive a little earlier than previously expected – likely to be in mid-2021, perhaps as early as May – subject to confirmation.
The church displacement will give way to the removal of heritage church building interior, releveling of basement floor, seismic and structural upgrade including new foundations, drainage, and roof. As a result, we are speeding up our planning and preparation for our relocation. We are creating an inventory of everything in the church building and determining what will be stored, recycled, and discarded. Additionally, we are moving towards securing our displacement sites for worship, ministry, and administrative activities. More details will follow soon.
More than ever, we need to be praying! We need prayer for many things. Please pray for the construction process and the continued safety and well-being of the construction workers. Please pray for all of our staff and leaders who are involved in the relocation work and planning. Please pray that the Lord will guide us in all of the decisions to be made. And, please pray that our church will continually be rooted and grounded in the love of Jesus Christ, living solely for the glory of God.
In Christ Alone,