This is the church in Vinga. The renovations are moving right along. Mostly it is just one or two guys working. Sometimes they need to stop and take paying work, winter is coming. The congregation is very excited about the "new church". First Presbyterian Church in Vincennes Indiana blessed us with the funds to do this.
We have taken out some walls near the back to allow for more benches. For those of you who have visited our church, the answer is yes - we are fixing the benches so that you do not fall in to the aisle if someone else stands up first. The roof has been raised and there will be a balcony when it is complete. We are separating the Sunday School area in the back in to two separate classrooms, each with it's own heating. We are going to launch a new children's program with the 3-7 year old in one class and then the 8-12 year old in the other The teens meet during the week and are in the regular service on Sunday. Vlad will be joining Bogdan and Delia to provide instruction for our children.
The view from the front. We have thermopan windows and doors and a new heater! The balcony will have a guard rail and steps will be on the outside on the right side.
ANOTHER RENOVATION IN PROGRESS!
The extension of the music school and Kids Club starts just beyond the doorway. We have almost doubled the room inside. Kay Grover from England conducted the fund raising for this renovation with a program called "Buy A Brick" The school has always been close to her heart.
At one end of the room some of the children from the Kid's Club are doing a craft following the bible lesson and singing
While Marius is working on some music with some of our students. Music classes are held on Friday and Saturdays and are at no cost to the students. I will need to buy some more instruments.