The RENEW initiative is Liberty’s financial plan for 2018 and 2019. In addition to supporting Liberty’s ongoing missions and ministries, Renew includes several special projects that will renew Liberty’s ministry, including the following:
Fearing Hall Floor Plan
Exterior rendering of storage barn
Residing the Barn. Work begins August 13
The wood siding is showing the stress of 22 years of wear. We will put in place a longer-lasting solution:
employing board & batten (to allow the wood to expand and contract);
inserting an air space between the exterior and interior walls (to mitigate movement as well as moisture concerns),
preparing the siding with the “shou sugi ban” process (to harden the wood), and
sealing the siding (to maintain its integrity).
Installing new HVAC controls in the Barn. Completed
New computerized, programmable thermostats will be installed to vastly improve the heating/cooling regulation of the Barn and Carriage House. The substantial energy cost savings will pay for this RENEW project within three years.
Refreshing the Youth Room. Work begins late Fall 2018
By adding: a new ceiling, new lighting, new flooring, and a fresh coat of paint, we will create an inviting and usable space for our growing youth ministry that says, “We’re glad you’re here!”
Reconfiguring our access to Home Road.
Starting next summer, Delaware County is completely re-doing the intersection of Home Road and Rt. 315 — widening the bridge to four lanes, widening Home Road to five lanes (two in both directions and a left-hand turn lane onto 315 north) – and reducing Liberty from four access points to one onto Home Road.
We have hired a traffic engineer who has proposed a better way to utilize our access point and interior parking plan.
Redesigning and renovating the Old Hall.
Renaming it “Fearing Hall” after long-time Liberty member Doris Fearing, the Hall will be reconfigured and renovated to make it a premium adult meeting space for church and community meetings.
Constructing a Storage Barn onsite.
Liberty has lots of land. Liberty has hardly any storage space. If you’ve volunteered to help with any number of Liberty activities, you know that we rent two offsite storage units for all of our equipment and materials. The new plan is to make our space for volunteer-friendly.