Embrace & Transform Building Project

Embrace & Transform Building Project

Here are the latest updates about our Embrace and Transform Building Project.

Construction Progress Continues

Children’s Center Update This has been a great week for the construction team as the roof has been installed on the Children’s Center and we are finally dried in.  The back-end HVAC, plumbing, and electrical work are almost complete, and the drywall will begin to be installed in the next few days.  Some Building Committee members took our Children’s Ministry Director, Mary Freeman and Children’s Ministry Assistant, Trish Morehead, on an interior tour yesterday. As you can see below, they…

Children’s Center Taking Shape

Children’s Center Update Since the arrival of the steel a few weeks ago, the contractors have made great progress creating the shell for the new Children’s Center.  As you can see below, the roof deck is on, the interior wall framing is up, and the HVAC ductwork is in process.  We should be dried in completely within a couple of weeks and then moving forward with the interior work. Many of you became a part of our new atrium At…

Onward and Upward

A View from above The Steel Has Arrived On January 9, the steel arrived for our building project, and our workers have begun assembling our Children’s Center.  We expect the steel framework and deck for the Children’s Center to be complete in approximately two weeks. BEAM SIGNING THIS SUNDAY: PUT YOUR NAME ON OUR NEW ATRIUM We have placed a steel beam for our new atrium has been placed outside our east entrance. On Sunday, January 13, after worship, we…

Making It Concrete

Rain, Rain Go Away So We Can Pour Some Concrete Today! Have you noticed, we have had a lot of rain this fall?  Our contractors are painfully aware as it has affected our construction schedule almost every week.  But they have patiently persevered, and today, they were able to pour the slab for the new Children’s Center.  As you can see in the pictures and video below, Pastor Todd was on hand, making sure that your prayers, collected in worship…

Our New Facilities Will Begin to Take Shape in December

Concrete Slab Work to Begin in Early December After 3 months of demolition, excavation and site preparation, the actual new construction of our new Children’s and Hospitality Additions will begin next week.  During December, the concrete slabs for both facilities will be poured followed by the assembly of the structural steel which will support both facilities.  Please be cautious as you enter and exit the facilities, especially during weekdays as there will be many trucks entering and exiting our property.…

As the Concrete Work Begins, Your Prayers Help Build the Foundation

Site preparation underway for Concrete pours Now that the former Youth Building demolition is complete, our contractors are preparing the site to pour the concrete foundation for our new Children’s Center and Hospitality Atrium.  Part of this preparation involves the underground plumbing, sewer, and storm drain work needed for the facility changes. Then, they’ll regrade the areas and test for moisture.  Once these tasks are complete, the contractor will pour the new concrete piers and grade beams in preparation for…

Access Changes, Stained Glass Removal, and Schedule Updates

Demolition Almost Complete in Spite of Difficult Conditions Did you notice that we have had a little rain in October?  In spite of these difficult conditions, the construction crews continued toward the finish line to complete the demolition of the former Youth Center and to finish site preparation for the construction of our new Children’s Building. Here are some video updates of the work completed this week: Access changed to east parking lot Effective immediately, we will no longer be…

Demolition and Site Prep Continues

Demolition of Former Youth Center This week, a piece of history came down in order to make way for the future.  In spite of heavy rain early in the week, demolition of the former Youth Center began this past Monday.  Here are some videos of the action and a drone flyover view of the results as of October 10th. Excavation and ground preparation continues for the new children’s Center The excavation work continues for the Children’s Center.  The contractor anticipates…

Scheduled Power Outage and New Children’s Center Excavation

This friday, October 5th, a power outage has been scheduled for the entire fumc allen facility In preparation for demolition of the former youth wing, the power for all of FUMC Allen will be shut down first thing in the morning on Friday, October 5th.  Additionally, the offices will be closed and the phone service may be temporarily interrupted.  The timing of this outage is planned for this specific date because Children’s Creative Playday does not meet on Friday.  Additionally,…

Building Parking and Access Changes

When you get to church this Sunday, you will see a lot of changes in the exterior of our facility as the work continues on our building project.  Here are a few things that may affect you and your access to the facility. Greenville AveNUE Parking Changes On the northwest side of the facility, which faces Greenville Avenue, we’ve installed a temporary fence that removes access from the northwest parking spaces. This fence also prevents exiting from the north side…

Permit Received – Demolition and Construction Preparation Begins

This week, we received our construction permit from the City of Allen and we are underway with our Embrace and Transform Building Project. This project is a result of multi-year journey of planning, congregational feedback, designing, cost optimizations, and price negotiation. One of our primary goals as a Building Committee is to keep our congregation informed of the progress on the project. Here are a few key facts: Our General Contractor, Hill and Wilkinson, has significant experience with all types…

Groundbreaking and Potluck Luncheon

We are breaking new ground! First United Methodist Church of Allen formally announces its 17,250 sq ft renovation & expansion capital improvement project. We invite you and your family to join us for our groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, August 19, at 12:15pm at the church’s north entrance followed by a potluck luncheon in the gym. North Texas Conference North Central District Superintendent Dr. Ron Henderson will be in attendance as well as leaders from the City of Allen, the general…
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