Here is what has been happening with TTF. Most recent news is first.
September 16: In a special event following our Sunday 10:30 service, we dedicated the newly renovated lower level of our building, which included the following updates: the church fellowship hall was renovated; early childhood education space was repurposed and renovated to expand our program to include 3 year old kindergarten; we also repurposed and renovated space for child care.
March 19: Asbestos abatement has begun in the child care room and in the stage area of our lower level.
March 11: Our congregation approved our architect's renovation design plan for our lower level. Our fellowship hall will be renovated. All lower level flooring will be replaced. The plan includes repurposing and renovating lower level space for a 3-year-old Kindergarten classroom.
February 25: Our architect presented to our congregation a design plan for renovation of our lower level.
November 11: Our architect presented a master plan concept for current and future building needs at St. Paul. In a follow-up meeting the congregation approved the concept.
February 4th: Green Bay Press Gazette news coverage of our dedication service was published.
January 31st: NBC 26 news coverage of the dedication service aired at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
January 31st: We dedicated our newly renovated sanctuary in a special service at 4:00 p.m. and joined together for dinner after the service.
January 29th: A new outdoor lighting system was installed for our front stained glass window.
January 8th: Our new font, ambo, and altar were installed.
December 20th: We held our first regular service in the renovated sanctuary.
December 18th: The crew's pre-Christmas work is finished.
December 4th-11th: Pews are being installed in the nave, spaced slightly further apart than they were before. Sliding stained glass windows in the back of church are fixed. New speakers are installed in the narthex. Work continues on the new sink and cabinetry up front in the sacristy.
December 3rd: Carpet was installed on both sets of steps leading from the narthex to the balcony, and also in the hallways at the top of those steps.
December 1st-2nd: New commercial ceiling fans were installed in church.
A hearing loop was installed in the floor. The hearing loop will enable people with hearing aids to tap directly and wirelessly into our sound system. Those without hearing aids who need assistance hearing will be able to use a portable radio/earbud set to tap into the same system.
Ceramic tile was installed in the nave and the narthex, and down the steps to the church entrances.
Quarry tile was installed in the chancel.
The balcony flooring structure was reconfigured to better accommodate a choir and instrumentalists; new vinyl flooring was installed in the balcony.
Walls with crumbling plaster from narthex to balcony and from narthex to basement were re-plastered and repainted.
Stained glass window frames were repainted, and all windows were sealed from the outside.
New wooden radiator covers were installed in the chancel and were stained to match the reredos (the woodwork on the front wall of the church).
A new speaker was installed in church which will better carry the amplified voice of our preacher in a worship space that will be more acoustically alive.
September 14: Asbestos abatement in church and narthex has been completed.
September 2: Pews from church were moved from the nave to the fellowship hall, where services will be held until December. The stage in the fellowship hall has been set up to serve as a temporary chancel. Stained glass window sealing has begun.
August 9: The voters of St. Paul approved the recommendation of the TTF Steering Committee to move from the design stage to the construction stage of our church interior project. Work will begin in the church sanctuary beginning August 31st.
August 2: A congregational meeting was held between church services. We presented new 3D renderings and up-to-date cost figures.
July 26: A church interior project committee met. We looked at newly received 3D renderings. We discussed the design of the new altar, and agreed to stay with our original plan. We discussed placement of wheelchair accessible seating and the flow of traffic for Communion. We looked at flooring options. We set dates for a congregational informational meeting and a for a final decision.
July 18: A congregational voters' meeting was held. Final recommendations for chancel and nave improvements were presented. Since we didn't yet have final cost estimates, the meeting was recessed.
July 8: The church interior committee met. We reached concensus our on A/V consultation, flooring concept, sacristy redesign, balcony redesign, and processional cross for use on Palm Sunday and other special occasions.
June 30: Antoinette Massmann came here to take more pictures and measurements for updated drawings.
June 21: The TTF Church Interior Committee met. We accepted Riedel's acoustical recommendations (no carpet), and a balcony redesign which will greatly aid the choir in being able to hear one another. We decided not to pursue having a grand piano in church. We also discussed A/V consultation.
May 28: The TTF Church Interior Committee met. We agreed on a proposal for lighting in the church. We discussed the design of the chancel furnishings and the placement of the altar.
May 26: The TTF Fellowship Hall Committee met. We focused on future needs for fellowship hall space.
May 20: The TTF Fellowship Hall Committee met. We brainstormed all of the uses of the fellowship hall.
May 17: Celebration of Thanks Sunday - TTF gifts this weekend totalled $45,565, and 67 people turned in three-year commitment cards totalling an additional $101,550.
May 13: The TTF Fellowship Hall Committee held its first meeting.
April 30: The TTF Support Committee held a planning meeting. We put the finishing touches on our informational meetings plan.
April 19: St. Paul's Web site now has a TTF section. All TTF information will be posted to the site in a timely fashion.
April 16: The TTF Steering Committee held its monthly meeting.
April 16: The TTF Support Committee held a planning meeting. The TTF Informational Meetings are planned for the following dates:
- Saturday, May 2, 9:30 AM
- Monday, May 4, 8:30 AM
- Monday, May 4, 7:30 PM
- Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 PM
- Thursday, May 7, 10:00 AM
- Thursday, May 7, 6:30 PM
- Saturday, May 9, 9:30 AM
- Monday, May 11, 8:30 PM
- Monday, May 11, 7:30 PM
- Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 PM
All St. Paul members are encouraged to attend one of these informational meetings.
March 5: The TTF Steering Committee held its monthly meeting.
March 5: The TTF Support Committee held a planning meeting. We came up with a plan for inviting people to informational meetings. We designed TTF envelopes and commitment cards.