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Accessibility Lift update

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Accessibility Lift Timeline

ACCESSIBILITY LIFT TIMELINE

OBJECTIVE
To accommodate and/or relocate ministries and programs using our facility during the accessibility lift renovations.

PREAMBLE
The overall construction timeline for the accessibility renovation is 4 months. However, for the first 10 weeks or so, we will not able to access the front entrance of the church. There will be no use of the general use washroom at front entrance for most of the term of the construction. Access to building and the two levels will be restricted to the side back door and staircase.

Ministries and groups (Sunday service, Mandarin ministries and service, choir practice, youth group and children’s church) and external users (Girl Guides, Mimico Children’s Choir, piano teachers) may need to modify their use of the building or relocate during these 10 weeks.

RESTRICTIONS
– Since only 1 doorway is available, fire regulations require no more than 60 persons in the building at one time.
– Only 1 washroom (i.e. what’s currently labelled as the ladies’ washroom) will be available.
– Limited to the one staircase at kitchen end of building.
– We are still determining if any further restrictions made by contractor or insurance.
– Entrance to building will need to be up the driveway around back of building to side back door.
(Please note: because our architect is not available until March 9, there may be additional changes to this proposal.)

ACCOMMODATIONS MADE:
The Mimico Presbyterian Church (MPC) has kindly made available to us the use of the Donald Hendry Hall and basement hall to accommodate our morning worship and children’s church. They could accommodate our Mandarin service too if they choose not to continue on site during construction. MPC will has offered to support and accommodate us and our groups as much as they can and are needed.

COMMUNCATION TIMELINE
March 5: Timeline announcement at member’s meeting; blog post available on website
March 6: External users will be notified of MBC’s plans. They will determine whether they wish to relocate or use the building with restrictions.
March 12-April 16: A bulletin announcement will be posted.
March 20: MBC ministries will notify Pastor Jim of any considerations they need including relocation if applicable.
March 26: Any final revisions to the relocation timeline will be posted online.

PREPARATION TIMELINE
late March: Test MPC hall setup (sound, chairs, LCD)
March 26: A hard copy of the revised blog post will be posted in the church bulletin board and fellowship hall.
March 31: A checklist for the MPC hall set up will be created.
April 1: An outdoor banner indicated construction and the Sunday service relocation will be installed. The building permits will be posted outside.
April 4: All items will be cleared from construction areas.
April 17: Construction begins.

Note: Details of this timeline are subject to change. (March 5, 2017)

“Love of Hymns” rescheduled

“Love of Hymns” night originally scheduled for last Sunday was cancelled because of the storm. It is now rescheduled for Sunday, February 26 at 6:30pm.

Proceeds of this fundraiser go to the cost of our accessibility lift project.