SHINE UPDATES

New Welcome Center Bathrooms are open as of April 2!

 

APRIL/MAY 2017 UPDATE

Power Turnover/AC Update

This week our contractors began work on a critical phase of our project which we are calling a power turnover.  What does that mean for us?  Check out the Q and A below.

What is a power turnover?

  • A power turnover is the process of changing our current electrical service to an upgraded and more powerful electrical supply.
  • During power turnover, the church moves to a diminished power supply (200 amps) while the work occurs.

How long should a power turnover last?

  • In an ideal scenario it would take less than three weeks, but…
  • In response to the collapse of the I-85 bridge, the city has elected to not allow lane closures of any duration on four streets in Atlanta. Two of the streets redlined by the city are North Avenue and Peachtree St. NE.
  • This is important because Georgia Power needs to close a lane of traffic for one day to finish our power turnover process.
  • As a result, we will have reduced power at NAPC, until I-85 reopens.

What changes will I experience during the power turnover?

  • There will be programming changes, which we will communicate to you regularly and often. 
    • Adult Sunday school will all meet together for the Foundations Series on Sunday, April 30 in the Sanctuary at 10 a.m.
    • There will be no adult Sunday school on Sunday, May 7. Instead, we invite you to First Sunday Coffee: Special Edition at 10 a.m. on the Upper Parking Deck. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea from Community Grounds—on us!
  • The elevator from floor 3-4 will not be operable, but the chair lifts will be available.
  • If you notice lights are off in particular rooms, noted by signs, please do not turn the lights on or use electrical outlets in these spaces.

What is the situation with air conditioning?

  • We currently do not have a viable way to provide air conditioning to the sanctuary and 1920’s building.
  • We do have air conditioning in the BMC building for children’s ministries. The BMC is on its own electrical and mechanical systems, meaning this space is not affected by the power turnover.
  • We will likely be without air conditioning until the power turnover ends, but we continue to seek plausible alternatives (pragmatically and economically) to provide AC to affected areas of campus.

 

What was formerly the lower parking deck beneath the Peachtree Landing and entrance into Great North (elementary) is being demoed to make room for the new children’s space. This will become the children’s common area.

What was formerly the lower parking deck beneath the Peachtree Landing and entrance into Great North (elementary) is being demoed to make room for the new children’s space. This will become the children’s common area.

The transition from the turret connecting the Sanctuary to the 1960s building has long been a sticking point in our facility. It will now open up for better people flow and views of our beautiful cityscape

The transition from the turret connecting the Sanctuary to the 1960s building has long been a sticking point in our facility. It will now open up for better people flow and views of our beautiful cityscape

The1960s roof is being replaced in entirety to go along with the new Sanctuary roof that was replaced in 2016

The1960s roof is being replaced in entirety to go along with the new Sanctuary roof that was replaced in 2016