Sanctuary & Commons Updates
Vine Church, we have some exciting news & opportunities to help spruce up our facility! As I walk around our church facility, two things come to mind. 1) What a blessing to have this much space, on Bothell Way, overlooking the north end of Lake Washington, strategically located to serve people on Seattle’s north side. 2) I also think there is much to do, both from a structural standpoint and aesthetically, in order to set us up for ministry in the 21st century and beyond. While it can’t all be done at once, we do want to keep tackling different projects, as we’re able. There are two specific projects we’ll be working on shortly.
For the past two years we’ve been making some enhancements to our sanctuary (new carpet, chairs, stage, sound system). The next step will be creating a decorative wood wall behind the cross on our stage. Our decor team has been working hard to come up with a great design. Also, Al’s been working hard to plan the construction. In the near future Al will be reaching out to seek help in staining wood and installation. Keep an eye out for these coming changes!
One of the things a new visitor will notice quickly is our building has very little lobby space. While this may not seem like much of a problem, it is when it comes to building community/relationships (one of our core values). There isn’t a good space at The Vine to gather prior to or after our Sunday gatherings. Our goal will be to remodel our Commons, giving it a coffee shop vibe and giving us a space to grab a cup of coffee before church or to meet with friends afterward. There will be much to do for this project--carpet removal, concrete staining, drywall removal, painting, and new lighting and furnishings. Check with Al to see how you might help provide this important gathering space.
These are just a few of the immediate plans we have to improve this great facility. This facility is a gift given by the sacrifice of Christians of a former generation and hopefully, with time and effort, we can make this a place ready for future generations.
Pastor Brandon Hudson