Renovate Project - Pioneer Memorial Church

Renovate Updates

APRIL 2, 2019

Today the roofers continued preparations for the roof portion of our project. They will soon begin tearing off shingles on the north side of the Sanctuary.


A peek through one of the trees outside the church reveals work platforms as the roof work begins.

MARCH 29, 2019

This week we began preparations for work to be done on our roof. Because of how our chandeliers are attached, we will need to remove them by the time work begins on April 1. On Tuesday, March 26, 2 chandeliers from above the platform were brought down as well as the 4 balcony chandeliers. For the month of April, temporary lighting will be brought in as we continue to worship in the space. Plans are still to move to the Howard Performing Arts Center for worship and meet for the first time in that space on May 11.

 

March 26, 2019

The following Renovate Relocation Plan will help keep you safe and updated as our renovation project continues. As the timeline for some of these items is progressive, we continue to provide regular updates on this page.

- EFFECTIVE MAY 6, 2019 -

Closed Areas of the Church Building
For your safety, please observe and respect all posted signage related to closed areas of the church. Effective May 6, these areas will include the Balcony, Narthex, and stairs leading to the Narthex. As construction proceeds, additional areas of the church may be temporarily closed. There will be no access to the ramp at the East side (front) of the church.

Open Areas of the Church Building
Church offices will remain open during business hours throughout most of the project. Bathrooms on both wings and near the lower level Welcome Center will remain open. The Commons, Board Room, and Kitchen areas will likely remain open. Please note that for most special events the Youth Chapel will remain available. During the summer if you have any meetings or special events at the church, please confirm your reservation with Lailane Legoh, Facilities Coordinator at legoh@pmchurch.org or call 269-471-3133.

Temporary Worship Location
Starting May 11, the Sabbath following graduation, we will meet for worship at the Howard Performing Arts Center (HPAC). Children’s divisions and all lower level Sabbath Schools will continue to meet at the church. Adult Sabbath Schools that normally meet inside the sanctuary will meet at HPAC. We will continue to meet there until the project is completed at the end of the summer. All worship start times remain the same and we will continue to livestream our 11:45 AM worship service on Facebook and at www.pmchurch.org.

Graduations
Andrews University May 2019 graduation service will still take place in the Pioneer Memorial Church sanctuary. Andrews Academy graduation will take place in the Howard Performing Arts Center. According to the current construction schedule, Andrews University Summer graduation will take place in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

Fellowship Dinners
We will continue to have fellowship dinners scheduled various weeks through the summer.

Exterior Safety and Parking
Please observe and respect all posted signage related to construction areas on the exterior property. Parking lots will remain open near the church as well as at HPAC. Chan Shun Hall, Seminary, and street parking may be used as overflow locations.

We hope this information has been helpful and keeps you safe and informed. For the most updated information regarding construction, safety, and use of the church, please return to this page. If your question isn’t answered here, you may also email renovate@pmchurch.org or call the church office at 269-471-3133.

March 25, 2019

Today scaffolding arrived in preparation for our April 1 target start date to begin work on the roof.


Areas of the PMC parking lot may be closed throughout the project to make space for supplies and equipment.


Scaffolding begins to be set up on the south side of the sanctuary.


A worker tightens two pieces of scaffolding.


Scaffolding begins to be set up on the south side of the sanctuary.

March 20, 2019

Pioneer Memorial Church is pleased to announce the beginning of its renovation project! You will soon start to see construction traffic and work being done to our roof. Our goal is to complete the project by the start of the fall school semester. In order to accomplish this our timeline needed to be adjusted. Starting Monday, March 25, scaffolding will begin to be assembled on the north and south sides of the church. Roof work will begin on or around April 1. For your safety, please observe all posted signage related to construction areas. For the most updated information regarding construction, safety, and use of the church, please return to this page. If your question isn’t answered here, you may also email renovate@pmchurch.org or call the church office at 269-471-3133.