Kids' Area Renovation Update (Focus, Aug 2016)
The kids’ area renovation is making excellent progress. Ultimately, it will provide greater accommodation for our children, improve ease of transition between worship services, increase the functionality of space and enhance safety. In addition, it will provide our children with the skills and tools they need and allow them to envision how they might serve in their community and around the world while reaching their full potential in Christ.
The kids’ area renovation has been divided into three phases. Phase 1 was the Great Room renovations, including improved lighting and sound. This phase is complete. Phase 2 began the week of July 5, and completion is projected for the week of October 10. This phase includes an improved welcome area, a renovated workroom and reconfigured restroom facilities and has been fully funded. Phase 3 will begin when funds are available. This phase will include improved classrooms, hallways, and a renovated kitchen. Fundraising for Phase 3 began on July 10 and as of September 4, $55,937 actual dollars have been raised and an additional $2,000 has been pledged. With our fundraising goal of $400,000, this leaves $342,063 required for fundraising to complete the entire project.
The total cost of all three phases is approximately $725,000, which is less than the cost of the adult area renovation. The renovation project is being funded entirely with cash payments. It is important to note that UBC has always demonstrated an ability to be generous with our capital campaigns while being faithful to budget giving. During every capital campaign, budget giving has actually increased.
Please visit the website www.ubc.org/KidsInFlight for more detailed information about the renovation. We encourage you to tour the area and see the progress being made. Thank you for your contributions to this exciting change that will positively impact the future of our church and God’s Kingdom.