Breaking Down Barriers & Opening Doors
Most Recent Update:
Construction is well under way and a lot of change has happened!
Friday October 18
The demolition begins Monday October 21. So that means that Sunday October 20th is our last Sunday at in2one until December 01. Find out more about church services and meeting info HERE.
Thursday we made the first payment on our new elevator/lift. The drawings are going into production now. The lift will be the last part installed and it probably won't be fully operational until the end of February. Wow, right? It takes longer than I thought too.
But when we return to in2one for December 01 most of the other renovations will be done. That means new accessible bathrooms, new basement room configuration (larger main room, renovated new classroom, levelled floor and new kitchen configuration), and a new front entry way. The front steps will be removed and replaced with a gentle ramp. The inner main lobby will be reconfigured with more space and a lower floor. The stairs will be reset to allow for access to the lift. Then, of course, there will be a new elevator shaft built into the North West corner of what we have been calling the lounge.
This is all going to be pretty exciting to see and to use. Probably not a bad idea to plan on inviting someone to show it to during the Christmas season.
Now, of course you also need to remember that none of this happens for free. We are stepping forward in faith and trusting God, the ONE who opens the doors in our lives. If he opens it, then we can walk through in confidence and in obedience. Be part of this exciting story and please consider contributing now. You can do that by clicking right HERE.
Thanks for prayerfully considering how you might be involved.
Thursday October 04
SteerCom meets and approves modified construction schedule.
Crews begin on site work on October 07. Initial work will be measuring and ordering speciality parts such as new doors for main entrance. Full crew and demolition begins no later than October 21, but perhaps before. SteerCom has decided then to be out of 6273 Main Street from after service on October 20 and then return for Sunday December 01. In2one has been welcomed to join Stouffville Christian Church at 6528 Main St, Stouffville where we will partner together to offer a service at 10:30am. We will pack up much of our equipment to continue our style of church including Kids Church for these 5 weeks.
Reasons for moving.
As you might imagine there will be significant demolition at the early stages of this renovation. Safety is an issue but also speed of work. We want to keep our kids safe and our non-kids also. :) Major front door changes including removing and lowering the floor in the entrance, drastic stairwell adjustment and the creation of an elevator shaft. Also both washrooms will be completely removed and rebuilt. Combined these factors make ongoing building use unsafe and unwise.
Just imagine how fun it will be to come back on December 01! The project will not be entirely finished then but huge adjustments will be visible. Start planning now to make this an invite event. Who can you bring along to share this excitement with?
Monday September 30
Discussions and meeting with the representative from another local church to work out an alternate overlap location for us for the weeks that we need to be out of the building. We were able to discuss and agree on everything that came up including potential service times, church overlapping and going together, kids church location and even negotiated the same location for our partner the Stouffville Mandarin Alliance Church. Details to be confirmed and decided upon at this week's SteerCom meeting.
Sunday September 29
Outstanding work day by in2one congregation to clean out and clear away items that might be in the way of the construction crews. What an impressive display of team work! Great team work and so much got done. Thank you everyone for all of your efforts to help.
-Project start date will be October 07
-church clean up and clear to make space for renovations Sunday September 29
-we will need to be out of the building for some part of this renovation. Everything that we can do is being done to limit this time as much as possible. Stay tuned for more details.
August 18, 2019
-Contractor has been selected
-Original estimate from Architect June 2018 $200,000
-Initial Contractor estimates average June 2019 $410,000
-Renegotiated contractor proposal July 2019 $300,000
(all figures are rounded off)
-start date late September
-completion date minus lift, early December
-Lift to be installed probably January 2020
-The entire shaft for the lift must be absolutely completed before the company will begin work on constructing the lift. Constructing the lift takes between 6 and 8 weeks.
-it is highly likely that we will need to meet elsewhere for a couple of weeks to ensure the safety and efficiency of the project.
-the proposed schedule has not been discussed yet.
-Your SteerCom is actively pursuing multiple options to ensure that we might continue meeting together with only limited interruption.
July 11, 2019
-We have received our official building permits!
-We have selected a Contractor and are negotiating final costs and start date. Estimates show start date as September 25, 2019.
Beginning of June:
We have put the project out for tender and have received quotes back from contractors. At this time we are in the process of selecting a contractor to complete the job and will likely begin work late summer/early fall 2019.
Project Accessibility is about making In2one Community Church a place that continues to break down barriers and open doors spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
We are on a ROAD TRIP together in earnest pursuit of Jesus, and part of that calling has brought us to consider making changes to the physical elements of our building that will allow easier entry, exit, and general use of the building for people of all abilities in our community.
What is included in this renovation?:
Here's what we have been working on in the background since 2017:
*Phase 1 - Main Entrance
*Phase 2 - Lift between 3 levels
*Phase 3 - Barrier Free Washrooms
*Phase 4 - Lower Level/North End Rooms
*Phase 5 - Kitchen/Servery