Update June 15, 2020:  The building is complete and looks beautiful inside and out.
The CO was delivered to the church today.




CO has been obtained

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Beautiful

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Beautiful

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Sanctuary

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Sanctuary

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Doors wide open

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Welcome

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Welcome

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Update: June 1, 2020  Chairs have arrived

Organ moved into place

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Inside doors to sanctuary ready for installation

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Left side

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Right side

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Stripping off protective material

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Placing chairs

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Working to place chairs

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Working to place chairs

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Update: May15, 2020 Cross has been installed 

Left side view

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Front view

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Right side view

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Altar moved into place, left side view.

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Altar moved into place.

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Right side view

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Side table

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Side table

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Sound room equipment

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Men's room completed

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Guard rails being installed

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Guard rails being installed

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Guard rails installed and ready for painting

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Update May 1, 2020  

The handicap ramp was poured yesterday and final touches are being completed on the building. 
Brandon the contractor is cleaning out some of his tools and equipment and having the building cleaned.
I want to add a point of interest here.  The acoustics in this room are  great.  Maybe because it is empty, but the sound really travels and you can hear well through out the room.  We may not even need a sound system.
With good luck and weather we are hopeful that we will receive a CO by the end of this month.  Lets all pray for that.

This photo needs only a few words to describe. "Magnificent","Beautiful" & "WOW" will probably do it.

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Left side

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Right side

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Front view

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Handicap ramp viewed from porch

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Handicap ramp view from right side

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The chandelier in the Narthex has been rebuilt and reinstalled.

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Narthex chandelier has been rebuilt and modified so it can be raised to proper height. The ladder underneath gives a perspective of height.

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Lights installed in women's bathroom.

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Men's bathroom light installed.

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Recess in wall for organ.

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Shelves in sound room.

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Shelves in the sound room.

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Better view of cabinets in sacristy with lights on.

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Better view of the vessel sink with the lights on, in the sacristy.

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Left over piece of counter top in sacristy put to use. Installed over air return in the sacristy.

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On demand hot water heater installed and water is now plumbed and ready to be turned on.

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Utility sink in utility room has been installed and shelves put up.

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A table just like this one has been purchased and donated to be put in the Narthax just inside the front door on the right side.

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Wood for the cross has been selected. The second from the left, wormy chestnut. Being built by Alpine Design in Burnsville.

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Wood for the cross has been selected. The second from the left, wormy chestnut. Being built by Alpine Design in Burnsville.

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Updated April 23, 2020

Cabinets in sacristy

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Men's room sink installed

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Men's room urinal installed

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Refrigerator has been moved into the sacristy

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Shows limited space in sacristy

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Shows location of vessel sink and faucet

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Chancel floor is now complete which completes all flooring.

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Closet close to men's room has shelves and places to hang coats

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The pastor's office closet is almost complete, needs pole to hang the robes

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Copy room closet

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Chandelier height will be adjusted soon

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Handicap ramp waiting to be filled with gravel and poured

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Update April 15, 2020

Front view of Church - Notice front step poured, lights hung and first coat of painting done

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Rock wall behind altar is complete. Waiting for cross to be placed.

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Right side front, notice foundation for handicap ramp has been poured and ready to build.

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Right side of church. Notice right side of church porch has been stained.

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Notice the air conditioner unit was just installed.

Right side porch has been stained.

Left side rear corner

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Left side view, air conditioner for office area is installed also.

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Additional photo of the right side

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Water cooler has been installed

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Light inside overhead storage space over narthex and copy room

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Photo shows one of 4 speakers installed in ceiling in the sanctuary.

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Sconce lights in the narthex

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Sconce lights on wall in sanctuary

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Chandelier in narthex

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Looking toward the sacristy

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Looking toward the sound room

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On demand hot water installed

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Women's bathroom partitions and safety bars installed along with toilets

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Men's bathroom

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Vanity in women's bathroom vanity top to be ordered soon

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Update:  March 31, 2020



Update  3-19-2020

Front view after column post are wrapped

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Front view

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View toward rear of church

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Flooring in sanctuary progresses

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Flooring in sanctuary going down

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Front / left side

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Left side / front view

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Left side view

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Recent view of the outside. Right side.

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Recent view of church. Back end of church. Crawl space entry door installed. Good job

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Just to show the stone mason's handy work. He rebuilt the entrance around the crawl space on the exinting church. Good job.

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Front door

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Mens bathroom - tile has been installed

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Hallway to mens bathroom

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View toward front of the sanctuary. You can see where the rock wall will be. Slightly viisible, where the 4 ceiling fans and 4 flush mount speakers will be mounted

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Doorway to sound room

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Doorway to sacrisity

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Inside sacrisity, left side of stage area

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View back to front in sanctuary

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View down left side of sanctuary back to front

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Utility closet showes where the utility sink and electrican panel will be flooring done

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Womens bathroom tile on floor done

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Utility closet

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Showing window toward sanctuary in the office copy room

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Drop down stairs to storage space above office/copy room

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Office/copy room painted

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Front office painted and waiting for carpet to be put down in the next couple of weeks

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Air conditioner unit installed for the front section of church. Sanctuary air conditioner in crawl space.

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Update 2-18-2020:   Wood ceiling in sanctuary complete

Wood ceiling done

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Wood ceiling complete

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Update:  February 14, 2020   Drywall is finished and wood ceiling in sanctuary is going up.

Wood ceiling in sanctuary going up

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Wood ceiling in sanctuary going up

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Wood ceiling in sanctuary going up

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Update February 6, 2020.

The  preliminary wiring has been completed, insulatioin in walls and ceiling has been placed and drywall complete.  The knockdown wall and ceiling finish has been started.  Everything looks great.

Dry wall up Chancel area

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Sanctuary right side

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Office

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Copy room/work area

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Outside view of right side

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Most Current Photo of Building Progress - January 20, 2020

Side doors have been installed, hardy plank siding and trim installation complete except in front waiting for rock work to be completed.  Gutters have been placed, perfect match to the trim color.
Photos will be added as building progresses.


 

 

Insulation in ceiling installed

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Ceiling boards clear coated, precut and ready to install

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Chancel area

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Sacrisity

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Another view of Chancel area

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Tennessee Field stone has been delivered for front of church

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Blossman propane tank installed

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Propane line ready to go into building

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Electrical junction into building

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Updated right entrance photo

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Updated right entrance photo

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Cross in porch framework

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Side Doors with panic hardwarw

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Side door

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Side door

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Ladder to storage above Narthax

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Storage area above Narthax

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Storage area above Narthax

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Updated south elevation view 12/7/2019

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updated east elevation view 12/7/2019

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Updated South elevation view 12/7/2019

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Updated north elevation view 12/7/2019

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Updated South elevation view 12/7/2019

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East and South elevation

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South and West Elevation view

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North elevation view

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Putting up the boards in the eves

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Sacristy and sound room framing completed

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Trim around windows in progress

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Siding work in progress

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Siding work in progress

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Shingles have been installed

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Front windows installed

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Right hand entrance porch

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Front windows installed

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Flooring for storage area above Narthex

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Main roof almost complete

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Photos taken prior to September 19, 2019
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Please consider assisting us with our new Sanctuary Building Construction.  We could use your donations no matter how small.  The rising construction and materials cost have made it imperative for us to achieve our goal as quickly as possible, as every day matters with the huge rise in costs of all building materials almost on a daily basis.

If you can afford to make a donation, we would appreciate it very much!  

To donate, please contact us via our Contact page and we will be happy to provide you with the information to send us your donation or simply make a check or money order payable to our church and mail it to our posted address on the Contact page.

We THANK YOU for your GENEROSITY!

Building Committee for MMLC

Keith Johnson, Chairman

Jean Chuvala

Larry Hartsell

Mike Herman

Barry Kelly

Robbie Robertson

Ray Stetzler

Joyce Watts

Pastor Phil Tonnesen

Please direct any questions you may have to:

 Keith Johnson at (828) 208-1842 or eMail Keith Johnson

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