News from The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees has been busy facilitating much needed work in October. Alan Garthwaite continued his efforts removing all the ivy in the planting beds on 21st Street and on J Street near 21st Street.
Alan found quite a few items in addition to the plants that were un- safe. He continued work to repair and rework the sprinklers in that area and prepare the beds for the Boy Scout workday. He also assisted in reworking some electrical problems and reconfiguring lights to provide extra security for the church. Finally, his efforts were directed toward the floor of the SMUD room that was rapidly deteriorating. Thank you, Alan!
Twenty Boy Scouts and parent leaders spent 5 hours each (that’s 100 man hours!) working on projects to improve our facility on October 8. The flowerbeds were replanted, sprinklers repaired, the first floor exte- rior of the apartment building adjacent to the church was repainted and other areas were painted to rid the church of graffiti. Thank you to Troop 1, the oldest Boy Scout troop west of the Mississippi, a great pro- gram for young men that meets in our church.
Finally, last week both parking lots were repaired, repaved, and restriped. This project created a safer area to park as loose paving and tripping hazards in the lot were removed. Two handicapped parking spaces and a loading zone were created in the small parking lot adjacent to the church. You will notice that new to that lot are two “guest” parking spaces. These are designated in this way for visitors to the church on Sunday morning—a move in the direction of “radical hospitality” that we extend to visitors.