Because of your generosity, we were able to begin the remodeling work on the current hallways and large room used for both FaithKids on Sunday mornings and Faith Preschool during the week. The photos below show the work that was completed over the summer.
The finishing touches on the floor in the large room will be completed in the coming weeks with additional wall decor to be added as well. The updated spaces provide greater safety for younger children as well as a more open space for movement in the hallways. The renovations in the large room allow for it to be used as multi-purpose space.
We are grateful for the work that has been completed already, and we are looking forward to future updates of the physical campus that God has given us. Ultimately, we pray that every square foot will be most effectively used to advance our mission of leading people to active faith in Jesus and our vision to be a church of undeniable impact in our community.
Thank you for your part in helping these dreams become reality!
Prior to Easter, we updated the road sign and the main entrance sign. Due to donated materials and labor from one of our members (Thank You!), the cost for both of these projects was minimal. The light gray color of the columns as well as the wood trim are representative of what will be used to complete the front of the building per the original rendering.
Phase 2 (Summer 2023)
Thank you for your generosity over and above our regular giving last year to fund Phase 1, and we thank you in advance for your generosity to complete this next phase and further empower us to carry out our mission and vision!
Our leadership team has reviewed the following projects for completion this summer. To fund this phase, we ask for pledges to be made by June 1 and given by July 31 to fully fund the projects by that date and outside of our building fund.
- Replace two HVAC units per recommendation of licensed HVAC specialist - Cost: $24,200
- Paint exterior of Worship Center, brick walls and columns at children's center entrance - Cost: $19,200
- Replace six deteriorated windows on backside of office building - Cost: $4,800
- Children’s Center Renovations (remove existing wall decor in hallway and in large gathering room, repair and paint all sheetrock) - Cost: $42,800
- Install wood trim on designated parts of building per rendering - Cost: $1,000 (most materials and labor donated)
Total Phase 2 Cost: $92,000
Faith Preschool Investment: $12,000
Balance needed: $80,000
Summer Phase 2
Below are a few pictures representing the areas that will be addressed with Phase 2.
Restoration Projects and Goals
Phase 1 (Completed 2022)
Phase 2 (2023)
Phase 3 (2024)
As you have seen from a distance, the work on the roof has been completed! We are so thankful to report that all of the leaks have been completely repaired and the surface has been fully coated and restored. Our contractor fulfilled all obligations and exceeded expectations, and we are very happy with the finished product.
Thank you so much for your faithful financial support to complete this project. The work has been paid-in-full as agreed and previously reported to the church.
Soon we will share the next phase of our campus renovation master plan and the corresponding financial plan. We look forward to what God has in store for our church as we continue to pursue the vision of being a church of undeniable impact in our community!
We are happy to report that the work on the roof is almost completed! The contractor plans to finish the project within the next two weeks by adding the final upgrades and coating to the flat surfaces between the main buildings and along the front hallway. All leaks have been completely resolved!
We were also able to paint the pavilion and the vertical white columns on the front of the building as well as replace some damaged guttering/trim. These completed projects bring us to the end of Tier 1. We received 92% of the Tier 1 cost in designated giving, and we were able to cover the balance from our building fund.
We are currently evaluating costs and receiving bids for the following set of projects:
- Paint bricks light gray accent color
- Add wood accents on front of building
- Install new road and main entrance signs
We will be presenting these to the church soon as well as a plan to cover the associated costs. Thank you for your prayerful and faithful financial support. We believe these restoration projects represent the church well in the community and will enable us to further our mission and vision!
After experiencing a few delays due to material shortages and difficult leak repairs, the roof painting and coating process is now officially underway!
Starting this week, two coats of white primer are being applied to all roof surfaces prior to the application of the final gray color. Additional roof coating material will be applied along with the primer to all areas with the potential for future leaking.
The completion time of the project is dependent on high enough temperatures to properly apply the materials. We are hopeful and continue to pray that the roof portion of the project will be fully completed by mid- to late December.
A commercial painting contractor has also been hired to paint all exterior red/white metal siding panels to match the new gray roof color. This process is also dependent on the weather and by the timing of the roof completion.
We also plan to paint the pavilion after the main buildings are completed and once complete funding for Tier 1 has been received (currently 81%). Thank you for your continued faithfulness in giving!
The project will now be completed as a combination of three coats of both paint and roof coating. Our contractor and the coating manufacturer suggested that we pursue this combined option due to limited coating color choices and that coating colors fade much quicker than high quality roof paint.
Both low slope roofs will be fully coated to seal and protect from future leaks and will be completed with 15 year manufacturer and 15 year workmanship warranties.
All remaining surface areas will be painted with Sherwin Williams exterior roofing paint (15 year workmanship warranty). All transition points, seams, or penetrations with the potential for leaks will be coated prior to being painted.
Our contractor is adding additional metal flashing and coating over the primary area of concern (front hallway) to fully cover the transition points and resolve the leaks.
We have received 72% of the cost to complete Tier 1 of the overall project. Thank you for your faithfulness and financial support!
Washing the steeple
Sample section of new roof color
New drain pipes were added to the worship center downspouts to allow rainwater to now drain properly and prevent standing water on the main entrance roof.
The entire roof has been pressure washed to remove dirt and debris and prepare the roof for coating.
All rivets, seams, and penetrations in leaking areas have been coated with a high quality urethane sealant and an extra layer of rubber seam tape to prevent any future leaks.
Through two months of applying materials and evaluating after each rainfall, leaks have been identified and stopped. Contractor continues to inspect after every significant rainfall.
A team of church members (men and women), along with a third party consultant, are making final evaluation of colors to staff and leadership team.
The application of the coating should be completed within the next 45-60 days, weather permitting. Painting of the steeple and vertical panels will be completed during this timeline as well.
Thank you for your faithfulness in giving! We are 3 months in to our 6-month giving campaign and we have received 56% ($140,000) of what is needed to complete Tier 1 (Goal: $250,000).
The initial phases of the project have begun. The roof has been completely pressure washed and an additional urethane sealant has been added to all areas where water could possibly penetrate. New drainpipes have been added off of the main entrance roof to allow proper drainage and to prevent ponding water. Final sample materials are being tested to currently before the product is delivered and applied to the roof.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve finalized bids from competing contractors for the roof sealing project. Through this process, we discovered the needed internal repairs are less extensive and expensive than originally projected. The best bid we received is from a reputable contractor and comes with a 15-year, no-leak warranty.
The good news is that the total cost for the project (roof sealant, exterior painting and wood accent trim) will now cost $50,000 less than originally expected. We have updated the project tiers below to reflect this cost reduction.
Currently, we have over $137,000 either committed or already given toward the cost of this project. For the remaining amount needed to complete this campus restoration, if each individual giver or family participates at an average of $100/month for the next six months, we can finish the project together! While we understand that not everyone can give the same amount, any amount given can benefit our ability to reach our community.
This project is important to repair and preserve the facility that God has given us as well as enable us to carry out the mission and vision of our church in our community for years to come. Please prayerfully consider your part and submit your pledge or donation through the links on this page or in one of our giving boxes on Sunday.
For photos of the roof condition prior to the start of the project, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.
God has done amazing things through our church over the past 33 years. We propose this campus restoration initiative to advance our mission and vision now and for years to come. We ask those who call Faith home to join us in this effort.
The Story So Far: October 2021-Present
- Exposed seams allowing leaks
- Fading, chipping and cracking paint all across roof sections allowing exposed metal to rust
- Rusted and missing fasteners
- Deteriorating pipe boots, caulk and sealant
- Multiple leaks in the Worship Center, Children’s Center and Student Center
- Internal water damage
- Rotting plywood roof decking
- Internal water damage
Roof Replacement Costs
History of Unity
Our church has an amazing history of working together to fund major campus projects in order to fulfill our local mission:
Frequently Asked Questions
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Metal roofs have a life expectancy of between 40-60 years and the oldest section of the church’s roof was installed over 30 years ago. Thousands of dollars have been spent in the past ten years to make temporary repairs. The aging of the roof sections, the types of repairs that were needed, and the fading and cracking of the paint were all major determining factors on the scope of the project.
We are working hard to build and maintain a healthy balance in our building fund for maintenance projects, improvements and emergencies. We are planning to fund the campus restoration project separate from our regular building fund.
We are still in negotiations with two contractors concerning warranties. The minimum guaranteed warranty is 10 years renewable for another 10 years.
Based on conversations with tenured church members, we’ve discovered that some leaks have existed for at least 15 years.
No, the coating will reseal all areas of the metal roof sections where caulk is now deteriorating and leaking. The work will also replace any rusted fasteners and repairing the leaking flat metal roof section on the front of the building by removing the metal, replacing all rotten wood decking underneath, and adding a TPO membrane roof that will be tied into the rest of the existing roof correctly.
As an added benefit to the necessary repairs, the change of roof color and corresponding exterior painting will improve the presentation and curb appeal of our buildings.
A total metal roof replacement has been estimated to cost nearly a million dollars and comes with a 20-year warranty. A total shingle roof replacement has been estimated to cost at least $465,000 and comes with a 10-year warranty. Both estimates are base prices and would likely increase significantly due to the amount of labor needed for such large projects and with the need to add plywood decking for a shingle roof replacement.
Our roof has not completely reached the point where a replacement roof is essential, but we are still dealing with many leaks and aging. By coating and making needed repairs now, the roof’s life will be significantly extended.
This project provides us the opportunity to invest in our mission of leading people to active faith in Jesus now and for the next generation.