Sunday, 01 January 2017

New Church Building Construction

Sunday, 01 January 2017
A Google Earth image of our church property as it appeared in 2005 with an overlay of the property boundaries.
A Google Earth image of our church property as it appeared in 2005.
A Google Earth image of our church property and surrounding area as it appeared in 2015.
6/13/16 - A panorama view of part of the building site looking NNE. You can see part of Columbia Hwy, heading toward I-20 on the left edge of the photo.
6-13-16 - A 180° panorama view facing toward the location of our future church building in the center. You can see Columbia Hwy on the left and right edges as well as the main entrance of the church driveway on the right edge.
6/13/16 - A panoramic view from the back of the building site. The church will be placed toward the left center in the photo and you can make out the utility poles on the right center, which run along Columbia Hwy.
7/15/16 - Site work has already started. A view from the back corner of the building site. The main driveway is located a short distance to the left of the bulldozer, past the clump of trees in the center of the photo.
7/15/16 - They are working on the main driveway from Columbia Hwy.
7/15/16 - A 180° panorama at the main entrance looking up the driveway. Columbia Hwy is behind, you can see it on the right and left edges of the photo.
7/29/16 - Building up and leveling the ground where the church will be built. Site work has been underway for several weeks in this photo.
8/5/16 - Digging a water retention pond to control water run-off.
8/5/16 - Another view of the retention pond.
8/12/16 - A view of the high side of the pad where the church will be built. This side is "down hill" so it is higher. The opposite side where the driveway is located is level with the rest of the ground.
8/13/16 - We had a ground breaking ceremony for the new church building after church service. Our Carolina Conference president was among those attending.
8/13/16 - Another photo of the ground breaking ceremony. It was hot that Sabbath, everyone is trying to stay cool in the shadow of the equipment.
8/13/16 - Building committee members and conference officials digging the first shovel full of dirt.
8/13/16 - Building committee members and conference officials digging the first shovel full of dirt.
8/19/16 - A panorama of the building site. This is a view from the driveway side, which you can see on the left.
9/9/16 - Electricity was installed at the building site by the power company.
9/9/16 - The forms for the concrete pad have been put in place and the footers have been dug. Gravel is being spread in preparation for the concrete.
9/9/16 - The forms for the concrete pad have been put in place and the footers have been dug. Gravel is being spread in preparation for the concrete.
9/9/16 - The forms for the concrete pad have been put in place and the footers have been dug. Gravel is being spread in preparation for the concrete.
9/16/16 - Electrical conduit and pluming lines have been buried and ready for concrete.
9/16/16 - The well has been drilled and the pump put in place.
9/23/16 - Plastic sheet has been put down as a moisture barrier.
9/23/16 - A panorama of the building site from the front before the concrete is poured.
9/23/16 - The steeple has been delivered.
9/23/16 - The baptistry has been delivered recently.
9/23/16 - A panorama of the building site from the back corner before the concrete is poured.
9/30/16 - A panorama of the building site from the front after the concrete pad has been poured.
9/30/16 - A closer view of the concrete pad. The main church entrance is on the center, right of the photo.
9/30/16 - The pressure tank for the well water has also been installed.
9/30/16 - An overview of the finished concrete pad ready for the Maranatha volunteers who are came to help us build our church, they will complete the building shell in two weeks time.
10/6/16 - The Maranatha volunteers had most of the outside wall framing finished after only a day or so of working.
10/6/16 - Maranatha volunteers hard at work.
10/6/16 - Maranatha volunteers hard at work.
10/6/16 - Maranatha volunteers hard at work.
10/6/16 - Maranatha volunteers cutting lumber in the sanctuary part of the building.
10/6/16 - A panorama of the work site. some of the volunteers came in their own motor homes and campers.
10/6/16 - Raising a wall section.
10/6/16 - Raising a wall section.
10/6/16 - Raising a wall section.
10/6/16 - Raising a wall section.
10/6/16 - Wall section in place.
10/6/16 - A view from the front of the sanctuary looking back toward the back of the church.
10/6/16 - A panoramic view facing the front of the church.
10/6/16 - Preparing one of the last outer wall sections to be put into place. The wall at the front of the sanctuary will remain open so the roof trusses can be placed later.
10/6/16 - Pastor Ben working with the volunteers.
10/6/16 - David, one of the Maranatha volunteers, securing one of the wall sections, came all the way from California to help.
10/7/16 - A view of the main entrance of the church. Clouds are building up from Hurricane Matthew as it was moving into South Carolina.