Sunday, February 1, 2015
Olivet church: Progress, sweet progress
You might remember that we bought my childhood church with the intent of renovating it for community use. Our first goal for the project was to replace the roof. After collecting bids from a few contractors, we found a highly recommended and trustworthy person who was willing to help us. His business is in the county where the church is located and we felt good about keeping money within the county.
We got word last week that the project was finished. With only a few "no good deed goes unpunished" moments, we were really, really pleased to have something finished.
The first phase included completely replacing and shingling the roof, installing new guttering, and replacing and painting some fascia boards. We are most proud of the bell tower - it was shored up with the replacement of some boards and a new paint job.
We look forward to catching up financially and then tackling the next phase.