Greetings looking toward this 4th Sunday of Advent! We have some important exciting announcements related to the building and the Center this week!
First Floor Bathrooms: A very generous donor from the church has given a significant gift to renovate the first-floor bathrooms in early 2019. A team from the Trustees, Deacons and staff has already met for a scope of work meeting.
Phones and Internet: The Trustees have approved a contract for new phones and internet service for the church, Voice Over IP (VOIP). The contract, which was necessitated by the requirements of the Center, will also bring much improved phone and internet service to the rest of the church.
Center Construction: Center construction will continue apace throughout the holidays.
Church Volunteers for the Center and the Church Entryway: The opening of the Center will yield rich opportunities for church members who want to volunteer. One effort will provide ongoing support to NYA’s desk staff as they navigate the task of welcoming current users of the church while cooperating with the Center’s host staff as we welcome our new Center guests. The second effort, of which New York Avenue volunteers will play only a part, is to provide volunteers to the Center’s larger initiative to bring community volunteer commitments to many of the functions of the Center. Volunteer training will be offered for both efforts in January. Church members Ann Bradley and Matt Webster will be helping us orchestrate those efforts.