The Health department has given us a go-ahead on the work in the kitchen with the understanding that there are still some hoops to jump through. Headstart has to provide some needed certificates and a Building Official and Fire Marshal need to do a walk through. The certificates exist and we have regular inspections anyway, so we don’t expect obstacles.
We’d like to have one more work day, Monday July 16th, to get things out. Demolition can then begin—though we’ve learned by now not to announce dates! With the delay we may not get the kitchen finished before Headstart reopens, but everyone will work together no matter what. The result will be a refreshed, workable kitchen that meets the needs of all-comers, and that’s something to celebrate.
Summer is the time for staff to do a little renovating, too; we are all taking continuing education of some sort. I took mine in April and spent a week as a General Assembly Commissioner in June. Kendra is at the Wild Goose Festival now, along with church members Sarah Windes, Scott and Melanie Smith and Elva Miller. She’ll be back in the office next week. Susan Hunter is heading to Montreat all next week, and Music Director Steve Lawrence is heading to England on Friday to sing in a choir then take a short vacation. By the end of summer we and our surroundings should all be refreshed.
2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56