Hyde Park Community is a beautiful, awe inspiring, and historic facility through which ministry extends into the community, our city, nation and world. As is the case with all “old homes”, there are maintenance items that can no longer be deferred, and must be addressed.
The Property Team, of the Servant Leadership Board, has been hard at work seeking to address two major projects this year, and we are on the verge of commencing work on both:
1. Cleaning, repair, and sealing of the exterior stone. We are in the final stages of reviewing bids from Hart Restoration and Hummel Restoration.
2. Replacement of the HVAC pipes. Over the last couple of years, we have been having issues with pipes breaking every time we switched from air conditioning to heat and from heat to air conditioning. The time has come to replace the HVAC pipes throughout our facilities. Phase one of this project will be the 1927 portion of the building. However, prior to the start of the project we will need to remediate asbestos. We are in the final stages of reviewing the preferred bid from CSI (asbestos abatement), and Peck Hannaford + Briggs for phase one of the pipe replacement.
Additional projects that will need to be completed in the next 2-3 years include:
1. Sanctuary Stain Glass Windows. We have recently been made aware of two issues with the stain glass in the sanctuary: the original mortar glaze/caulking is beginning to crack and fall out. In addition, some of the windows are exhibiting buckling/warping. We are in the process of firming up quotes from Stain Glass Restoration companies.
2. HVAC Pipe Replacement, Phase 2 and 3. The remaining pipes outside of the scope of Phase 1 will be replaced.
This past July we communicated to the congregation the above needs, asking for your financial assistance. As of September 4th, we have raised $120,069 for the Property Team projects. Thank You! Your support of these projects guarantees the viability of Hyde Park Community’s mission and ministry. If you have been planning to help support this need, we look forward to hearing from you. If you have yet to make the decision to help, I welcome the opportunity to have conversation with you and answer your questions. All checks/envelopes need to be clearly marked: Property Team Projects. It is a privilege to be in ministry with you!