In 1956, Fairmont installed a boiler system to heat the church and the “new” educational wing. That boiler system was upgraded and modernized, and a central air conditioning system was installed in 1985 thanks to a very successful capital campaign and the generosity of Fairmont. The boiler system has served us well for decades, but in recent years began to show its age with unexpected outages and leaking pipes. Perhaps you noticed a few cold mornings when the system was not running properly, or a few water spots on our ceilings. This necessitated a research project initiated by our Trustees with professional engineering assistance to determine the best way forward with a new system to more efficiently heat and cool our facility. The consensus was to pursue a new high-efficiency and modern hot water boiler and piping system along with a new air conditioning unit and air handler for the Fellowship Hall.
New Opportunity to Bring Your Cans to Church!
We continue to collect non-perishable food items for the Urban Ministry Food Pantry, but there’s a new “pantry” in town!
More specifically, a new outside box along the lines of the “little free library” boxes. By the sidewalk near Pastor Liz’s parking space on Horne Street is a small box on a post with glass doors doors and a roof. Inside are staple items, cans of food, dried beans, some ready to eat foods, and sometimes, gloves and mittens that are free to anyone in need.
You can put items in the box directly or bring them to the church office. The aim is to have a balance between items that can be taken home and prepared or that can be eaten straight out of the package. Thanks to the Outreach Team and everyone who worked to provide the box–Check it out!
Many thanks to Helen Kraus who keeps all our plants looking lovely all year long.