On Jan 28, members of the Chatham United Methodist Church gathered to hear the final presentation of the Reach! building and renovation plan. This presentation, a culmination of two years work, resolved with 85 persons for and 22 against. That’s 79% in favor of this project.

This new project, costing $900,000, addressees our primary focus points of accessibility, flow, kitchen, and safety. These include:

  • Welcoming entrance with energy-efficient vestibule
  • Spacious and hospitable hub with offices easily accessible on the main floor
  • LULA lift for access to bottom and top floors
  • Renovated Kitchen brought up-to-code

In addition, the renovation will address issues with drainage from our roof with a brand new roof on one third of the building, and additional avenues to expel the water.

We were presented by Aspen (our design contractor) optional alternatives including:

  • Re-wired and upgraded Audio-Video-Lighting system in the sanctuary
  • Repaired/replaced roof over the Sanctuary (pending determined need)
  • Single ADA accessible bathroom on the lower level outside the Youth Cafe
  • New flooring in the fellowship hall

Praise be to God for all those serving, praying, and planning along the way. It is abundantly clear God has some incredible plans for His people in Chatham, Illinois in 2016.

Building is scheduled to begin once financing is secured and the building is ready. Our grand reopening is planned for July.