Renovation Pictures
September, 2019 
The outer room corridor created!
May 2nd, 2019 
The LIFTS are Installed, inspected, ready to go!
March 29th, 2019 
The LIFTS are being Installed!
February 1st, 2019 
January 26th, 2019 
 The view from the Commons into the Sanctuary
 The view from the Sanctuary into the Commons
 Near the office - powder blue paint and white trim
 Near the office - powder blue paint and white trim
January 22nd, 2019 
 The kitchen area is almost back, and the three stairs are back in also!
 The window (next to the new entryway into the Commons) is in
 The ceiling is mostly in, and the stained glass window is re-emerging
January 15th, 2019 
 Doors looking out from the "Commons" (formerly called "the Parlor")
 View from office area, down the steps to what-was-an-outside door, is now storage areas! 
View down steps from Library level! 
January 14th, 2019 
 Outside doors into the Parlor installed! 
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 Door from Sanctuary to parlor also installed, wider than prior door to allow easier access for those with disabilities
January 9th, 2019 
View from Office - Plywood is gone (um, but so is ceiling) 
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View in the parlor, now and when we started in November!
January 4th, 2019 
 Bathrooms have ceilings and door hardware and are fully usable!
Storage area where outside office entry door used to be, being worked on as picture is taken! 
 Dec. 29th - What's new?
 Lift area in the parlor is enclosed!
 Lift area in the parlor is enclosed!
 Bathroom doors are in, but I didn't see any handles?  And ceiling still needs work - but almost there!
 Dec. 22nd - What's new?
 Bathrooms almost there!
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 Fixtures are installed...but there are no doors yet
 Framing for lift in what-was-the-office-entryway 
 Another view of the framing 
 Dec. 18th - What's new?
 Lift framing in Parlor- door on left is in to Sanctuary
 'Nother shot of lift framing in Parlor, showing windows in to Sanctuary
 Bathrooms are coming - floors are in and we're ready for the sinks!
 'Nother shot of bathrooms, showing floors and pipes for fixtures
 Corridor on bathroom (library) level 
 Dec. 11th - What's new?
 Hole in parlor floor for lift.
 Close-up of hole in parlor floor for lift.
Bathroom wiring going in
 Dec. 7th - What's new?
Men's Bathroom, expanded for accessibility for the disabled.
 Bathroom, another view
Wall outside bathroom - Entry to Women's bathroom had been on the right, but now will be from the corridor, same side as men's bathroom.
Near former office entryway, with window's into office in background. 
Closed up former office entryway, insulation for new wall
From inside the parlor, new entryway (you can see daylight!). 
Inside the parlor area - What used to be outer windows to the left, now insulated, door to sanctuary in the middle of the picture.  To the right, back of what used to be a window into the sanctuary, will become wall of one of the lifts.
In the parlor, new lift area to the left, remaining windows into the sanctuary to the right.
In the parlor, remaining windows into the sanctuary to the left, covered stained glass window to the right.
In the parlor, facing the covered stained glass window.
In the parlor, completing the 360 degree view, the door to what used to be the office entryway..
 Dec. 6th - What's new?
Utility work part of the project - creating a little traffic jam on Continental Avenue.
NB: As part of this work, the regular phone line to the church was disconnected from Dec. 6th through Dec. 11th.
A temporary number (201) 951-6100 available for emergencies.
The permanent closing of the former office entry-way, and the beginning of the creation of the new entry into the parlor area.
 Dec. 3rd - What's new?
Removing the flag pole, to start the lawn-leveling part of the project
The lawn leveling begun
 Nov 20th- What's new?
View inside the sanctuary, where the lift will go.
  A peek inside what used to be the parlor, standing just inside what used to be the outside entrance door to our office area.
  Inside what used to be the parlor, facing the sanctuary
The metal verticals show where the lift will run.
  Former parlor, facing the stained glass window, carefully covered during the construction - It will re-appear, do not fear!
  Former parlor, facing out - Former small kitchen area to left..
  Library-level bathrooms - basic floor-leveling and piping - a little progress! 
 Nov.18th - What's new?
  Hole in the kitchen and floor cut-out where lift will come down to the Fellowship Hall level.
 Same space, in what was the kitchen, now walled off for lift
Did you see our contractor in the news?
Phelps is the contractor for the Statue of Liberty Museum, so they were the ones who moved the original torch

...and they also received the 
General Contractor of the Year Award from the 
NJ Subcontractors Association
 Nov.11th - What's new?
The stairs up from the kitchen, showing the completely gutted bathrooms on the Library level.
The gutted bathrooms 
Close-up of the pipes torn up in the gutted bathrooms - 
Looks like it was more than time to replace them.
View from Library level, looking down steps that went to kitchen, 
up steps that went to the outside door to the office entryway.
Fireplace and Office
From Office level, toward former outside door to office entryway.  
One of the two lifts will be in the cut-out space to the right in the picture.
Closer view of showing floor cutout space for lift,  edge of what was door to parlor on the left.
 Nov.9th - What's going on behind those construction barriers?
The hole in the kitchen, where the refrigerators used to be - preparing this corner for the lift
Now-former office entrance
The dumpster -  the view within
Library level - That used to be the ladies room door - view now goes through both ladies and men's room areas.
View through what was the men's room door on the library level.
The stained glass window in what was the parlor covered for protection
Sunday, October 28th - Service, Ground (well, Wall-)Breaking, and moving out the furnishings to start the renovation
"Before" pictures of the lounge
Service to start the renovation process
Members of the Renovation and Leadership Teams get ready to go to work.
The Head of the Renovation Team symbolically strikes the first blow in the process to renew the church 
( and there's the reason to renew and move into the future!)
Passing the work on the Pastor Dennis
..and we all know that Pastor Dennis is a good builder
~in many ways!
 More members of the Renovation and Leadership Team take strike a blow 
Our Moderator takes his turn

...and representing the congregation... !
Moving the furniture out  - all within less than an hour 
(I'd say many hands make light work, but some of these gentlemen might not have agreed at this moment)
And the lounge is empty and ready for the renovators