Here’s to the Many Projects!
I have enjoyed working with buildings and grounds endeavors here at St. Paul’s these last several months. Under my direction I formed the Buildings and Grounds Committee. This group has been meeting off and on since July, and has oversight in the projects (big and small) that are ongoing and upcoming. This group has offered tremendous insight into the history of the buildings and grounds, wonderful expertise, and a keen eye for preservation and remediation.
The committee members are: Susan Foster, Spike Richey, Jack Carr, Gary Ashley, Andy Duus, Skip Parker, Holden Sibley, and Paul Lindemeyer. Together this group is working on carrying out many projects in the months and years ahead. So far with the help of this committee several important projects have already been completed!
In September we had a new bluestone courtyard entrance put down to replace the old one. If you haven’t seen it yet do come and take a look! We have also just had a new humidifier system placed directly into the HVAC system in the sanctuary. This new system will ensure that the organ is always at the proper moisture level, and will ensure the instrument’s longevity. Our sexton Luis has also repainted several of our outside doors around the church building. He has been diligent in properly fixing, sealing, and painting them, and they look great! The committee has also been diligent in looking at current contracts and getting bids which are more money smart for the Parish.
Separate from the committee’s work there are several other projects that have taken shape or have been completed. As I mentioned recently I was also able to get a state-of-the-art streaming camera system installed in the sanctuary to livestream and record Sunday services henceforth. Gone now are the days of having to fiddle with small webcams and microphones! Amy Butler and Madeleine De Vries have also planted many daffodil bulbs in and around the memorial garden, and the grounds will look even more beautiful come springtime.
In the months ahead many more projects big and small will be carried out here at St. Paul’s. Each of these projects will help further the health and beauty of our buildings and grounds. So here is to all the many projects completed and to come!
Fr. Eric Fialho+