Entering the Home Stretch

Entering the Home Stretch

Children’s Center – Opening Celebration – Sunday June 2nd

Our current plan is to hold our first Sunday morning children’s classes in the new Children’s Center on Sunday, May 26th.  For now, we will continue to utilize the current check-in system with the new electronic system planned for later this summer.  Please plan to join us for the Children’s Center Opening Celebration on Sunday, June 2nd.

Hospitality atrium Sneak Peek – Sunday May 26th

On Sunday, May 26th, you will get an opportunity to see our new Hospitality Atrium from the ground floor.  In June, you will see the progress outside of the Atrium as the new Hospitality Courtyard and East Entrance Covered walkway are constructed.  Currently, we anticipate opening the Hospitality Atrium and Courtyard in mid to late July.

“Musicial Chairs” as Youth and South Office Hallway Renovations Begin

There will be lots of “musical chairs” during the next couple of weeks as we move into new areas of our facilities and move out of existing ones.  We will be moving all furnishings out of the upstairs Children’s Hallway into the new Children’s Facility.  At the same time, we will be moving the Playday classrooms and program staff offices out of the South Hallway as we prepare to renovate that hallway for our new staff offices.  We will also be temporarily closing the first floor restrooms between the sanctuary and the gym as we renovate those as well as build a new family restroom in the hallway near the gym.  We appreciate your patience as we complete these renovations – we anticipate that they will be complete by mid to late July.

Other Summer Renovations

As all of the other projects mentioned above take place, we will also be refinishing the Hallway and Classrooms in the downstairs Playday-Preschool wing as well as converting the parlor to our new Hospitality space with new finishes and furnishings.  And, we will also be refinishing parts of the second floor adult education space.  Once these are complete and we can move into the new South Office Hallway, we will finish the project by converting the current North Pastor’s Office Hallway to classrooms as well as refinishing the floor and walls in Fellowship Hall.  Our goal is to have our facility renovations complete by Labor Day and celebrate our Facility Dedication on Sunday September 8th.

Stay informed

We will continue to provide regular updates about the project. You can access these updates by clicking on “Building Project Updates” from the home page of this website or Building Projects/Building Project Updates from the menu on any page of our website.

If you have any questions, please email buildingquestions@fumcallen.org.

To learn more about our Building Project and see what the new and improved facility will look like, click on any of the pictures below.