If you’re wondering why my blog posts are all fluff and no substance, it’s because we’re in a dang busy season right now. Our church community began 27 days of renovation starting on Sunday, Aug 26. We need to be done – one way or the other – so that we can re-enter our now current sanctuary for worship on Sunday, September 23. For three weeks, we’re back at the warm and cozy Q Cafe.
It’s great to see people working together – laboring, sweating, talking, fellowshipping, spilling, laughing, creating, and problem solving. There’s some level of stress involved here because we’re on a limited budget and we’re undertaking about 85% of the work on our own. We’ve only contracted the painting inside the sanctuary. We’re responsible for everything else [Gulp].
We’ve been laboring every night [M-F] from 7-10.30pm. We’ve asked folks to donate 5-10 hours of sweat equity and a handful of folks are serving as projector managers and subsequently, giving about 30-40 hours. Our hope is that the renovated campus [the church building and QCafe together] will not only serve our current community well but deepen our commitment to the larger city…
Photos courtesy of Leo Chen.