Sanctuary Renovation

Update ~ January 19, 2017

For our Donors and all our Congregation attenders/members:
We are preparing to send end of the year Financial Statements to each of you by this weekend. If you have a new address or just want to be sure we have the accurate mailing address that you prefer, please feel free to Private Message us with the information. Or email to MidCityNaz@aol.com.
You have been so good to us. We want to be sure to get this information to you and assist in providing all information you need for tax preparations when you are ready to do so!
We are deeply moved and profoundly grateful for the wide participation in the fundraiser that allowed us to hire the professionals that are necessary when dealing with asbestos that was in our sanctuary ceiling. As often happens in construction projects, it has taken longer than originally estimated by our congtrctors due to finding deeper needs as they uncovered some areas. It has been a big project ~ possibly even a giant one!
Today we’ve been told that ceilings are mostly cleaned, resurfaced, painted and retextured! They are moving on to the painting of the walls before new carpet can be installed. The new seats will be delivered within a few days of our placing a phone call to tell the vendor when we are ready.
More details will be in the letter coming with your financial statement. If you could please let us know if you have any concerns about mailing — or if you do not receive them by the middle of next week, email: midcitynaz@aol.com.
Your kindness and generosity has moved us profoundly as well as encouraged and inspired us to continue on in the work that God has led us to do. You have touched our lives when you have been present with us ~ and any time you have visited or responded to major and significant needs such as this has been. Every greeting from you is a blessing.
As always, let us remember one another whenever we gather at the Lord’s Table. We are one as we gather there.
May we also continue to:
Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
Romans 12:13
Whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.
Galatians 6:10

October 2016 ~ pre-renovation

Mid-City needs your help. The ceiling of the church’s main sanctuary has tested positive for asbestos, which can cause different types of lung cancers if it is dislodged and inhaled over long periods of time. Removing the asbestos requires renovation of the entire space, and we need to raise $80,000 to do this.

Mid-City has always been rich in people, rather than money. It relies heavily on volunteers; its pastoral staff does not receive full salaries; so that  our limited financial resources can be poured back into the works of mercy. We hope you will be able to give financially as a continuing part of Mid-City’s mission. With your gift—whether it is $5, $20, or $100 or more—we will be able to continue serving the poor and displaced and create a safe space for our French Creole-, Khmer-, Nuer-, Samoan-, Spanish-, Swahili-, and English-speaking congregations.

Click here to give in support of our renovations

Entry Aisle
Entry Aisle
Full Sanctuary ~ and overall look at the ceiling
Full Sanctuary ~ and overall look at the ceiling
Close-up of some of the ceiling issues
Close-up of some of the ceiling issues
.....and ceiling "bits" that have fallen onto the carpet. Special contractors are necessary to scrape and repair the ceiling, which will make necessary the removal of dust filled carpet and seating.....this is why the renovations are necessary!
…..and ceiling “bits” that have fallen onto the carpet. Special contractors are necessary to scrape and repair the ceiling, which will make necessary the removal of dust filled carpet and seating…..this is why the renovations are necessary!
Seats like this have been repaired multiple times already ~ we sadly must let them go.
Seats like this have been repaired multiple times already ~ we sadly must let them go.
Our "beloved" orange carpet has also been repaired many times in many ways.
Our “beloved” orange carpet has also been repaired many times in many ways.
Even the lobby carpet and ceiling will be changed.
Even the lobby carpet and ceiling will be changed.
....and the lobby wallpaper is torn and must go.
….and the lobby wallpaper is torn and must go.
If you've come through these doors, you may have noticed these needs in the past. If you can help make these necessary repairs, please click the Donate button on our home page. We look forward to posting "After" pictures as this project happens! And we will give all the praise and honor to God! We are thankful He has also brought you to join with us ~ now or in the past ~ and maybe you'll visit again! Would you believe....in 2018 we'll be celebrating 20 years in this place! ALL of our congregations use and are helping to upgrade our main Sanctuary. What a multi-congregational joy! Thanks ~ and may the Peace of Christ be with you.
If you’ve come through these doors, you may have noticed these needs in the past. If you can help make these necessary repairs, please click the Donate button on our home page. We look forward to posting “After” pictures as this project happens! And we will give all the praise and honor to God! We are thankful He has also brought you to join with us ~ now or in the past ~ and maybe you’ll visit again! Would you believe….in 2018 we’ll be celebrating 20 years in this place! ALL of our congregations use and are helping to upgrade our main Sanctuary. What a multi-congregational joy!
Thanks ~ and may the Peace of Christ be with you.