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  • Before: The church before the remodeling began. Note: The tower is NOT leaning even though it looks like it is in this picture. width:300;;height:190
  • The tower starts to come down. The tower has three levels in the interior and the tower will be dismantled by those levels. This is the first level coming off. Also visible is the back wall of the foyer that will be rebuilt. You can barely make out the stained glass window that will come out.<br />Taken from the back of the church. width:308;;height:254
  • Down it comes<br /><br />The first level continues to come down. Here you can see the workers painstakingly removing the tower. width:192;;height:390
  • Deconstruction<br /><br />The second level starts to come down. The white beam that runs through the stonewall up to the tower will be where the new cross will be added. width:192;;height:390
  • Storm brews<br /><br />The second level continues to come down. You can see the back wall covered in plastic. The storm clouds look fierce, but the Lord protected us and it didn't rain too hard. This is taken from the back of the church. width:288;;height:197
  • Down to Size<br /><br />The top two levels have been removed. This is the height the tower will be. The tower will have a peaked roof to match the peak on the stone wall. It will also be made the same width as the stonewall. You can see the new wall coming out of the shadows on the right. width:288;;height:187
  • Stripped<br /><br />All of the stucco has been removed and old walls are coming off. You can see the new wall better in this picture. The opening in the wall will be for some windows (eventually stained glass). width:288;;height:196
  • Construction<br /><br />The new structure starts to take shape. The front wall is visible. width:288;;height:213
  • Picture from the back of the new structure.<br /><br />You can start to get a feel for how big the new tower will be. You can see plywood covering<br />the opening where the stained glass used to be in the back wall of the foyer. width:360;;height:171
  • Taking Shape<br /><br />The new tower is really beginning to take shape. width:600;;height:400
  • Framing almost finished<br /><br />The framing is mostly complete and the plywood is on the roof. This picture gives you an idea of the size of the new tower. width:600;;height:400
  • Frame back<br /><br />The framing from the back of the church. Note the plastic still covering the back wall<br /><br />of the church foyer. width:600;;height:400
  • Windows<br /><br />The close up of the tower windows.<br /><br />Eventually these windows will be stained glass. width:640;;height:441
  • Cross<br /><br />Here comes the cross. width:640;;height:404
  • Cross<br /><br />Lift the cross up. width:307;;height:480
  • Cross<br /><br />Putting the cross into position. width:317;;height:480
  • Roof Tiles<br /><br />Putting on the roofing tiles. width:640;;height:428
  • Paint<br /><br />Front of Beitz (the fellowship hall) painted with the cross in the background. width:640;;height:415
  • Paint<br /><br />The front of the Sanctuary painted with the church sign in the foreground width:640;;height:426
  • Painter<br /><br />Our painter putting the finishing touches on some windows. width:640;;height:428
  • Before<br /><br />The men's restroom before work begin. width:315;;height:480
  • Working on the men's restroom. width:640;;height:426
  • Tile<br /><br />The tile work is completed in the men's room. width:640;;height:426
  • The women's restroom before work began. width:318;;height:480
  • Before<br /><br />The women's washroom before<br />work starts. width:640;;height:415
  • Smells<br /><br />Some of the ladies vote on the progress of the new women's restroom. (open sewer pipes) width:640;;height:415
  • The women's room with the the demolition complete. Construction has not begun. width:640;;height:415
  • Jack hammering the cement for the new placement of the toilets. (This is why is smelled so bad) width:640;;height:415
  • The tile work is completed in the women's room. The new ceiling and lights are almost finished. width:315;;height:480
  • From the back<br /><br />The paper is on the building. Plywood still covers the opening for the stained glass. Note the openings on the tower for the windows. width:600;;height:400
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