It has been another busy week here on the loudest, messiest (and, in my opinion, most exciting!) corner of downtown Cleveland. Here's where all the noise (and mess--and progress) is coming from:
It's another busy week at First Cumberland, One crew is busy cleaning and repairing the stone on the existing building, while another works hard to prepare the site for the foundation. Lots of scaffolding, lots of big machines, lots of noise, lots of dirt, and lots of water.
Last week, we invited both crews to share pizza and freshly-baked cookies with a bunch of kids from church. We made some new friends, thanked the crews for their hard work, and prayed that God would keep them safe--then we went out to play on the playground while our new friends went across the fence to do their work.
Now that the Reese Building is down, the temporary barrier wall along Church Street is down, too. Next? It's time to move some dirt! Site work for the new entry (where the Reese Building used to be) and the new Fellowship Hall (where a bunch of parking spaces used to be) is in full swing. Once the dirt is where it should be (and not where it shouldn't be), it'll be time to lay block and pour foundations.
It's a great time to be a kid at our church: the view of construction from the playground is excellent!