Ready Campaign Updates

By January 2, 2019Uncategorized

We are pleased to share with you the first installment of $100,000 of our Extending Grace funds from the Ready Campaign to @living_water. Your generosity and commitment will help bring clean water to over 100,000 people in northern Haiti.

READY UPDATE – as of October 10

We are so grateful for your continued patience and understanding as our Grace campus is being READIED to be a welcoming place, a relevant space, and to extend Grace! We hope you share our excitement and anticipation as we see the various construction projects in progress! The latest transformations include:  

    • The Founders’ Chapel: The chapel renovation is complete other than lighting and furniture that will be installed in the next couple of weeks.  Our new chapel pew cushions have arrived and look beautiful.
    • Parking Lot: We will not do any more parking lot work until end of November.
    • New South Porte-Cochere: Work has begun. Important to note that the sidewalk between the Music Suite and the Learning Center has been demolished and access is limited to a fenced walkway. We recommend if you need handicapped accessibility, please park on the North side of campus or by the Molly Ann Smith building. Construction will continue until mid-November.
    • Music Suite: The work here is substantially complete, and the bathrooms will be completed within the week. 
    • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, First floor restrooms: Renovations on the Massey Tucker first floor restrooms are complete with the exception of the Family Restroom, which will complete by mid-November. 
    • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, First floor: The new wall between Massey-Tucker Hall Room C and the Church Kitchen that will enable Massey-Tucker C to be used more effectively as a meeting space and classroom has been started is complete except for the doors which will be installed over the next couple of weeks. The McKechnie Room renovations are complete, and furniture will be installed over the next month.
    • Massey-Tucker, Third floor: Renovations on carpeting and paint in the offices are complete. The renovation of the new work area and the new conference room started this week and should be completed over the next two weeks. The breakroom and central hallway will be started late October.
    • Welcome Center: The construction of the new Welcome Center (in the space which was the library) is underway and is expected to be completed by December 8. 

Important Note: The old entrance under the Porte-Cochere is now closed and you will enter by the Receptionist Desk. If you need a handicapped accessibility route, a new temporary ramp is installed between the receptionist desk and narthex.

Sanctuary: Construction in the narthex and the Sanctuary is expected to begin on October 27. Our goal is to have both completed by our December 8th anniversary celebration. *Please note our temporary worship venue changes for November 3 through Sunday, December 1.

READY UPDATE – as of October 10

We are so grateful for your continued patience and understanding as our Grace campus is being READIED to be a welcoming place, a relevant space, and to extend Grace! We hope you share our excitement and anticipation as we see the various construction projects in progress! The latest transformations include:

  • The Founders’ Chapel: The chapel is renovation is complete other than lighting and furniture that will be installed in the next couple of weeks.  Our new chapel pew cushions have arrived and look beautiful.
  • Parking Lot: We will not do any more parking lot work until end of November.
  • New South Porte-Cochere: Work has begun. Important to note that the sidewalk between the Music Suite and the Learning Center has been demolished and access is limited to a fenced walkway. We recommend if you need handicapped accessibility, please park on the North side of campus or by the Molly Ann Smith building. Construction will continue until mid-November.
  • Music Suite: The work here is substantially complete, and the bathrooms will be completed within the week.
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, First floor restrooms: Renovations on the Massey Tucker first floor restrooms are complete with the exception of the Family Restroom, which will complete by mid-November.
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, First floor: The new wall between Massey-Tucker Hall Room C and the Church Kitchen that will enable Massey-Tucker C to be used more effectively as a meeting space and classroom has been started is complete except for the doors which will be installed over the next couple of weeks. The McKechnie Room renovations are complete, and furniture will be installed over the next month.
  • Massey-Tucker, Third floor: Renovations on carpeting and paint in the offices are complete. The renovation of the new work area and the new conference room started this week and should be completed over the next two weeks. The breakroom and central hallway will be started late October.
  • Welcome Center: The construction of the new Welcome Center (in the space which was the library) is underway and is expected to be completed by December 8.

Important Note: The old entrance under the Porte-Cochere is now closed and you will enter by the Receptionist Desk. If you need a handicapped accessibility route, a new temporary ramp is installed between the receptionist desk and narthex.

  • Sanctuary: Construction in the narthex and the Sanctuary is expected to begin on October 27. Our goal is to have both completed by our December 8th anniversary celebration. *Please note our temporary worship venue changes for November 3 through Sunday, December 1.

 

 

 

 

 

READY UPDATE (as of September 12)

We are so grateful for your continued patience and understanding as our Grace campus is being READIED to be a welcoming place, a relevant space, and to extend Grace! We hope you share our excitement and anticipation as we see the various construction projects in progress!

So many things are happening around campus! This week’s biggest change is the Church Library renovation has begun! We are so excited to watch it transform in the coming months into our new Welcome Center. Check out the most recent pics to the right!

READY UPDATE – as of September 12 

We are so grateful for your continued patience and understanding as our Grace campus is being READIED to be a welcoming place, a relevant space, and to extend Grace! We hope you share our excitement and anticipation as we see the various construction projects in progress! The latest transformations include:

  • The Founders’ Chapel: The chapel is substantially complete other than the ceiling in the two side entry rooms where we are waiting on light fixtures. We are still waiting on fabric to begin the replacement of the pew cushions. We will be replacing the track lighting will in the next week or so.
  • Parking Lot: The parking lot in front of the church near the toll way was completed last week. We will not do any more parking lot work until November.
  • New South Porte-Cochere: Work has begun. Important to note that the sidewalk between the Music Suite and the Learning Center has been demolished and access is limited to a fenced walkway. We recommend if you need handicapped accessibility, please park on the North side of campus or by the Molly Ann Smith building. Construction here will begin in a week from Saturday.
  • Music Suite: The work here is complete except for the hallway and music suite bathrooms. The music suite bathrooms will be completed next week and the hall way bathrooms will be complete by the end of next week. Heather, Andi, Stephanie, and Mi Ou have moved into their new offices.
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, First floor restrooms: Renovations on the Massey Tucker first floor restrooms should be completed by this weekend. Look for signs to direct you to the available restrooms. The family restroom on first floor of Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall is open!
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, First floor: The new wall between Massey-Tucker Room C and the Church Kitchen that will enable Massey-Tucker C to be used more effectively as a meeting space and classroom has been started and will be completed (except for the doors) over the weeks. The McKechnie Room floor will begin later next week and should be complete by during the next week or so.
  • Massey-Tucker, Third floor: Renovations on carpeting and paint in the offices are complete expect Trey and Susan’s offices which will take place over this Friday and next Friday. The renovation of the new work area and the new conference room started this week and should be completed over the next two weeks. The breakroom and central hallway will be started after that.
  • Roofing: All roofing is substantially complete.
  • Drinking Fountains: New drinking fountains have been installed in Massey-Tucker Hall and the Music Suite. The new fountains will have cool, filtered water and they will have the special water bottle fillers attached.
  • Welcome Center:The construction of the new Welcome Center in the space which is now the library began this week and is expected to take about eight to ten weeks.

READY UPDATE – as of September 5 

  • The Founders’ Chapel: The ceilings in the Brides’ Room and Quilt Room and the floors in the two small bathrooms should be complete by Sunday. Once this is complete we will replace the carpet in the Brides’ Room and Quilt Room. We are still waiting on fabric to begin the replacement of the pew cushions. Upgrading of the lighting will begin in two weeks.
  • Parking Lot: The parking lot in front of the church near the toll way was completed last week. We will not do any more parking lot work until November.
  • New South Porte-Cochere: Work has begun. Important to note that the sidewalk between the Music Suite and the Learning Center has been demolished and access is limited to a fenced walkway. We recommend if you need handicapped accessibility, please park on the North side of campus or by the Molly Ann Smith building. Construction here will begin in a week from Saturday.
  • Music Suite: The work here is complete except for the hallway and music suite bathrooms. The music suite bathrooms will be completed in about one week and the hall way bathrooms will be complete by mid-September. Andi, Stephanie, and Mi Ou will be moving into their new offices next week. Heather has moved into her office.
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, First floor restrooms: Renovations on the Massey Tucker first floor restrooms will be completed by September 13. Look for signs to direct you to the available restrooms. The family restroom on first floor of Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall is open!
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, First floor: The new wall between Massey-Tucker Room C and the Church Kitchen that will enable Massey-Tucker C to be used more effectively as a meeting space and classroom has been started and will be completed over the new two weeks. The McKechnie Room floor will begin later this month and should be complete by mid-September.
  • Massey-Tucker, Third floor: Renovations on carpeting and paint in the offices are complete expect Trey and Susan’s offices which will take place over the next two Fridays. The renovation of the new work area and the new conference room will start after that and should take about three weeks. The central hallway will be started after that.
  • Roofing: All roofing is substantially complete.
  • Drinking Fountains: New drinking fountains have been installed in Massey-Tucker Hall and the Music Suite. The new fountains will have cool, filtered water and they will have the special water bottle fillers attached.
  • Welcome Center: The construction of the new Welcome Center in the space which is now the library will begin in September 16 and is expected to take about eight to ten weeks.
  • Sanctuary: Construction in the narthex is expected to begin in October and the Sanctuary in November. Our goal is to have both complete by our December 8thanniversary celebration.

READY UPDATE – as of August 29

  • The Founders’ Chapel: The ceilings in the Brides’ Room and Quilt Room and the floors in the two small bathrooms should be complete by Sunday. Once this is complete we will replace the carpet in the Brides’ Room and Quilt Room. We are still waiting on fabric to begin the replacement of the pew cushions. Upgrading of the lighting will be gin in two weeks.
  • Parking Lot: The parking lot in front of the church near the Beltway will be completed this week. Once this is done we will not do anymore parking lot work until November.
  • New South Porte-Cochere: Work has begun. Important to note that the sidewalk between the Music Suite and the Learning Center has been demolished and access is limited to a fenced walkway. We recommend if you need handicapped accessibility, please park on the North side of campus or by the Molly Ann Smith building.
  • Music Suite: Much of the work here is complete and the remainder, except for the hallway bathrooms, has been substantially complete. The hallway bathrooms will be complete by mid-September. Andi, Stephanie, and Mi Ou are still camping out temporarily in the Church Library. Heather has moved into her office into the Music Suite.
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, First floor restrooms: Renovations on the Massey Tucker first floor restrooms will continue until  early September. Look for signs to direct you to the available restrooms. The family restroom on first floor of Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall is open!
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, First floor: A new wall is being built between Massey-Tucker Room C and the Church Kitchen. This will enable Massey-Tucker C to be used more effectively as a meeting space and classroom. The McKechnie Room floor will begin later this month and should be complete by mid-September as will the restrooms.
  • Massey-Tucker, Third floor: Renovations on carpeting and paint in the offices are substantially complete. The renovation of the central area and the conference room will start after that and should take about three weeks.
  • Roofing: All roofing is substantially complete.
  • Drinking Fountains: New drinking fountains have been installed in Massey-Tucker Hall and the Music Suite. The new fountains will have cool, filtered water and they will have the special water bottle fillers attached.
  • Welcome Center: The construction of the new Welcome Center in the space which is now the library will begin in early September and is expected to take about eight weeks.
  • Sanctuary: Construction in the narthex is expected to begin in October and the Sanctuary in November. Our goal is to have both complete by our December 8thanniversary celebration.

READY UPDATE (as of August 15th)

We are so grateful for your continued patience and understanding as our Grace campus is being READIED to be a welcoming place, a relevant space, and to extend Grace! We hope you share our excitement and anticipation as we see the various construction projects in progress! The latest tranformations include:

  • The Founders’ Chapel: Did you know that the carpet in the chapel was 43 years old? It was time for an update! The new chapel carpet installation has been completed and it looks fantastic! The replacement of the pew cushions will begin soon.
  • Parking Lot: New sealcoat has been completed on our “Blacktop” parking lot. The back corner of the South parking lot has been demolished and while parking will be affected, there will be drive lanes that will allow accessibility through the gate that exits toward Westheimer. There is a new dumpster that is placed outside the Music Suite offices, but the driveway is still accessible (you will see cones that form a driving path around this dumpster.)The entrance by the Music Suite is now the most easily accessed path to the Sanctuary from the South Parking lot. The Richmond Building entrance from the South parking lot is unaffected by construction.
  • New South Porte-Cochere: Work begins this weekend on our new porte-cochere. Important to note that the sidewalk between the Music Suite and the Learning Center will be demolished and access will be limited to a fenced walkway. We recommend if you need handicapped accessibility, please park on the North side of campus or by the Molly Ann Smith building.
  • Music Suite:Lots of construction and renovation is happening here! The tile flooring work began this week and will continue for another week. We are anticipating this being completed just in time for Grace School to start next week. If you are looking for Andi, Stephanie, Mi Ou, Heather, or the choir… you’ll find them temporarily in the Church Library.
  • Restrooms:Renovations will continue until approximately end of August. Look for signs to direct you to the available restrooms. The family restroom on first floor of Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall is now open!
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, First floor: Flooring is being completed this week in the Massey-Tucker Lobby, first floor hallway. The McKechnie Room floor will begin later this month.
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall Room C: A new wall is being built between Massey-Tucker Room C and the Church Kitchen. This will enable Massey-Tucker C to be used more effectively as a meeting space and classroom.
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, Third floor: Renovations on carpeting and paint continue and will be completed by early September.
  • Roofing:All roofing is substantially complete.
  • Drinking Fountains: New drinking fountains will be installed mid-late August in Massey-Tucker Hall and the Music Suite. The newfountains will have cool, filtered water and they will have the special water bottle fillers attached.

 

 

READY UPDATE (as of August 8th)

We are so grateful for your continued patience and understanding as our Grace campus is being READIED to be a welcoming place, a relevant space, and to extend Grace! We hope you share our excitement and anticipation as we see the various construction projects in progress! The latest tranformations include:

  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall: Flooring is being completed this week in the Massey-Tucker Lobby, first floor hallway. The McKechnie Room floor will begin later this month.
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall Room C: A new wall is being built between Massey-Tucker Room C and the Church Kitchen. This will enable Massey-Tucker C to be used more effectively as a meeting space and classroom.
  • The Founders’ Chapel: Some minor sheetrock work has begun. The new chapel carpet installation will begin next week and the project should be completed by Sunday, August 18. The replacement of the pew cushions will begin mid-late August.
  • Roofing:All roofing is complete except the walkways over the south side of the courtyard. There is a new dumpster that was placed this week between the Learning Center and the Sanctuary, but the walkway is still accessible.
  • Music Suite:Lots of construction and renovation is happening here! The tile flooring work began this week and will continue for another week. If you are looking for Andi, Stephanie, Mi Ou, Heather, or the choir… you’ll find them temporarily in the Church Library.
  • Restrooms:Renovations will continue until approximately mid-August. Look for signs to direct you to the available restrooms.
  • Interior Lighting: We have brand new LED lighting installed on the third floor of Massey-Tucker Hall.
  • Drinking Fountains: New drinking fountains will be installed mid-August in Massey-Tucker Hall and the Music Suite. The newfountains will have cool, filtered water and they will have the special water bottle fillers attached.
  • Parking Lot: New sealcoat is being done on our “Blacktop” parking lot, so you can drive through, but not park. Next week the end of the South Parking lot will be sealed and closed during the week, but available on Sundays.

Ready Update July 18, 2019

We are so grateful for your continued patience and understanding as our Grace campus is being READIED to be a welcoming place, a relevant space, and to extend Grace! We hope you share our excitement and anticipation as we see the various construction projects in progress!

The latest tranformations include:

  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall: Flooring is being installed in Massey-Tucker Lobby, first floor hallway, and the McKechnie Room.
  • Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall, Room C: A new wall is being built between Massey-Tucker, Room C and the Church Kitchen. This is enable Massey-Tucker C to be used more effectively as a meeting space and classroom.
  • Roofing:All roofing is complete on the pitched roofs, and the flat roof replacements are next.
  • Music Suite:Lots of construction and renovation is happening here! If you are looking for Andi, Stephanie, Mi Ou, Heather, or the choir…you’ll find them temporarily in the Church Library.
  • Restrooms:Renovations will continue until approximately mid-August. Look for signs to direct you to the available restrooms.
  • Parking Lot Light Poles: We have brand new light poles installed in our South Parking Lot, and Blacktop Lot adjacent to the athletic fields.
  • Interior Lighting:We have brand new LED lighting installed on the 3rdfloor of Massey-Tucker Hall.

Ready Update July 2, 2019

PARDON OUR MESS…

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as our Grace campus is being READIED to be a welcoming place, a relevant space, and to extend Grace! We hope you share our excitement and anticipation as we see the various construction projects in progress!  July and August will be busy months as we see the tranformations unfold in The Founders’ Chapel , the McKechnie Room, the Music Suite, Massey-Tucker First and Third floors, and more! Stay tuned for more updates and pictures throughout the summer!

 

READY Update May 29, 2019

We are READY TO ROLL!  As the summer begins, it is exciting to see our campus being READIED to be a more welcoming place and more relevant space to make Jesus visible. 

Check out these snapshots of our new Sanctuary roof being replaced. Did you know this team will be replacing approximately 90,000 square feet of roofing on our campus? We anticpate this process will be completed by early July. 
 
Next in line for READYING our campus is the renovation of the McKechnie Room in Massey-Tucker Hall. Then, construction of a new Porte Cochere and covered walkway on the south side of campus will begin immediately after Vacation Bible School in June.
 
Meanwhile, around the Grace campus, you will  see many changes as we begin preparing for more construction. Grace has blessed many by sharing furnishings that will be replaced during renovation/construction. The furnishings that we have enjoyed for so many years will “live on” in places like Pines Presbyterian Church, Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church, Crosspoint Community Church, and in the homes of a handful of individuals in need.
 
Our Church Library also has been READIED for construction this week! This past Sunday, members of the Grace family selected books for their personal libraries. Theological books were incorporated into a library on the third floor of Massey-Tucker Hall. Hundreds of adult books were packed for Books to Development and will travel to Kenya next week. Many children’s books were donated this week to the Houston Housing Authority. 
 
Finally, you may have noticed a portion of the brick wall in the library courtyard has come down to make way for the construction of our new Sanctuary roof. We have saved about 200 bricks, and they are available if you want a keepsake. Contact Hardie Morgan for a brick (; 713-267-5028).