Our efforts of emptying the church building off its furniture are progressing steadily. We have been blessed by the selflessness of many students from Rutgers University. Without them, we would have to hire movers. Likewise, we have been able to store the church furniture in the education building, so that we did not have to pay for storage.
In fact, these moving Saturdays turned out to provide great moments of fellowship – and not only during the breaks when it was time for pizza! On March 8, the students helping came mostly from Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministries: Taylor Barger, Victoria Field and David Stiger. Melissa MacCollum had joined them through the Rutgers Student Volunteer Council. Lolly Schenck and Julius Fekete shared in the supervision that day.
On March 29, a few of us removed the sound system and wrapped the organ console in preparation of the coming construction. A great thank you goes to Phil Coakley, who supervised these efforts.
One more Saturday devoted to emptying the church is still ahead of us: April 12. That day, we plan to remove light fixtures, ceiling tiles, doors, wall shelves and the pew cushions. Again, we have a team from the Student Volunteer Council of Rutgers University signed up for the event. However, additional hands from the congregation are always welcome. As of now, we plan to start at 11:00 AM. Since the time may still change, please call the office (732.545.1005) for confirmation.