Major Building Projects
In the winter months, our work turns inward as the weather isn’t particularly conducive to exterior work. Our focus right now is on improving the church’s connectivity. Check back here for progress updates, and follow us on Facebook & Instagram!
The Next Phase of Bell Tower Restoration
In the summer of 2023, our partner RAM Construction continued to make expert repairs to the Christ Church bell tower, a fixture of Detroit’s landscape since the 1860s. Joe, our resident stonemason, has been repairing the band detail of quatrefoil medallions, restoring erosion damage to the relatively soft sandstone. He has also been repairing the places where the stones fit together, creating custom mortar blends that are appropriate to historic stonework and will keep the bell tower secure for decades to come.
Improving Our Ability to Connect – Upgrading to Fiber Optic Cable & New Sound Equipment
The church’s WiFi doesn’t have enough bandwidth to support live streaming our worship services, making it hard for us to connect with those who cannot attend in person. Additionally, the acoustics in the church are ideal for live performance, but when a service is viewed on video, the music can be distorted, and the spoken words difficult to understand. This project involves upgrading to fiber optic cable for internet service, and making an investment in new audio equipment.