Current Kitchen Project News

September 14, 2022

The sidewalk over the newly installed kitchen grease interceptor was replaced Tuesday. This means the west entrance doors will be open for Sunday service September 18th. Thanks to Al Powers for the photo above.

Our gratitude to all who turned out for last Sunday’s Forum. Kitchen Project committee chairs each presented updates as we near actual work to begin inside the kitchen. All the appliances except the wall ovens have arrived; the ovens were damaged in transit and had to be returned. We don’t expect much of a delay in receiving the replacements.

Al Powers has made available a complete set of the contractor’s specifications drawings for folks to look over. He mentioned that there will be a delay in starting the inside work as our General Contractor has Covid. Marilyn Lantz and Ron Heideman reviewed the process of decommissioning the old kitchen and recycling much of the items removed. Fern Stewart discussed the selection of the stainless steel flatware and Corelle dishes which were on display. Karen Kraemer showcased the design samples selected for the kitchen interior: countertops, back splash tiles, stool and chair coverings, etc. Ann Mowery reported that to date we have spent $140,000 out of the $436,000 raised for the project. Emily Petty consolidated many of the previous Intercom update photos into five panels for display.

The KP Committee will be setting up a table display in the Reception area so those who could not attend Sunday can check out our progress to date. Fingers crossed, we might be able to commission our new kitchen by year’s end. As always, reach out to any of the committee members with your questions and watch this space for future updates!