This Week at St. Stephen’s–December 01, 2013

“We’ll Figure it Out!”

Well, we’re in! After six months of displacement, dust and disorder, we are finally back into our church for worship, along with our new Sunday School space, ramps, an elevator, and washrooms. It’s all shiny and new and there is much we now have to learn about our renovated space.

In fact that has become our motto in recent months as we have been planning our return—”We’ll figure it out!” It was a default position for us when we could not imagine with certainty how things were going to be. Here is a partial list of some of those things we still have to “figure out”:

–  Who will move the chairs and other furnishings when we need to change the configuration?Dec 01

–  How do we secure the church offices now that the elevator stops at the third floor?

–  How do we let people know where the new washrooms are? (They’re down on the basement level.)

–  Who will monitor the sounds and lights during regular worship services?

–  Now that we have a ramp, how do we make the doors accessible for wheelchairs?

You can help us with this. Please give us your observations and suggestions and also your offers of assistance as we settle into our new space. If the sound isn’t working for you, tell us. If the arrangement of chairs is confusing, let us know. If signage is unhelpful, point it out.

We’ve travelled a long way together. Now we need to work together to inhabit our new space.

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