January 10, 2018
Charlie mentioned it this past weekend. And we have the official numbers to share with you. They are even better than you heard. In total, the donations received in 2017 for Cornerstone for Generations totaled (drum roll please....)
Think about that.
In just over six months, we raised nearly $1 million in cash! This is an incredible testament to God's faithfulness and provision, as well as evidence of your trust in Him and your dedication in following through on commitments. Keep up the good work!
SOMETHING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT
Before we get into some of the building team details, let us share with you what our ministry leaders are looking forward to most in our new facility. This month, hear from Jeff Mihal (your pal), our Director of Guest Services:
"I'm stoked about the size and layout of our lobby in our few facility. It will be soooo much better, bigger, wider, longer, and more spacious than what we have now. This will allow people to gather, hang out, network, chill, relax before, between or after our gatherings. On top of that, when a group forms they won’t be automatically blocking the doorways, something that continually happens each week in our current facility."
If you've tried to walk out that small double door at the end of the mall at about 10:41am on a Sunday morning, you know what Jeff is talking about! A larger lobby with better-sized entrances will give our guests a better experience. The new lobby is definitely something to look forward to.
sEE IMAGES OF OUR LOBBY BELOW
Lobby with view of sky walk
Coffee area and fireplace
Entrance lobby coffee area and children's welcome area
WHAT STEP ARE WE AT, AND WHERE DOES THIS FIT INTO THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT?
We have 60% drawings now completed by our architect, Ron Ped, which allows our general contractor, Petra, Inc., to get more accurate costs on each division (or stage) of the project to get us our overall cost of our new building construction.
We will be at 90% drawing completion by the end of January. This allows us to go in for permits with the city of Snoqualmie, and also allows Petra to establish our guaranteed maximum price. It allows them to also sign contracts for our vendors.
We then will finalize our loan and plan to start construction in April.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Please keep praying for God’s blessing on our project, specifically for favor with our contractors. And please keep giving. Your commitments to Cornerstone for Generations is ultimately what funds this building project.
Soil Compaction Tests
Civil engineers take soil samples for our structural engineer to see what kind of footings and foundation are needed. The purpose of these tests is to determine the depth to which the footings will need to be poured.