The Eastsider News catches Echo Park UMC on top of the world!

The great work that our Board of Trustees do to maintain our church building once again makes the news!  Pictured in the story is Mark Phillips on top of the dome repairing the wind beaten cross.  He was aided by Daniel Crouse and Walter Elmer who used a series of ladders and ropes to hoist the necessary supplies (as well as Mark) to the precarious yet beautiful top of the our steeple dome.

Thank you for your dedication!

http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2016/03/echo-park-faithful-take-church-repair-to-new-heights/

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Amazon Wish List

Christmas is coming, and nothing is easier than ordering a gift online. This year you can purchase something for Echo Park UMC right from our Amazon wish list. We will be adding items on a regular basis, everything from light bulbs to folding chairs. Search for Echo Park church wishlist:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/ref=sr_1_1_acs_wl_1?cid=A28WVMPYX60M92&ie=UTF8&qid=1446527022&sr=8-1-acs

Renovation Wish List- completions and current goals

“Inspiring the World as passionate followers of Jesus Christ so all can experience God’s life giving love.”

We, the Echo Park UMC, are breathing life into our sacred spaces in order to welcome the community.  This work has been done with commitments of time, money, and sweat.  Please join us in this campaign, in whatever way it speaks to you!bluedoors

In addition to the major renovations done on the Parsonage (roof, windows, paint, landscape, garage, floors), our church accomplished the following work on the sanctuary.  Priorities for Winter and Spring 2015- Create inviting entrances and sanctuary; safety items:

(Alvarado) Paint front door, trim around front door, and attached sign box. Painted all exterior doors with blue paint.   DONE

(Reservoir) Tree trimming     DONE

(Reservoir) Ramp- fill cracks, power wash, repaint DONE

(Alvarado) Replace damaged side (south) of sign and correct text on north side. DONE

Choir loft: new carpet- safety item. DONE

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Sanctuary: SANCTUARY CHAIRS- STRIPPED AND STAINED;   SANCTUARY FLOOR- STRIPPED AND STAINED

Touch up wood finish on lecterns, prayer rail, benches DONE

Of the remaining projects, the following items have been isolated as immediate needs:

Priorities for Fall 2015- Prepare for rains; continue safety items; upgrade rental hall

(Alvarado) Power wash & paint front entrance stairs

(Reservoir) Refinish community furniture

Replace broken window over South facing stairwell  (cost estimate $500)

(Reservoir) Clean out sub street level window wells

Check sidewalks for dangerous cracks and submit request to City Department

Fellowship Hall: Repair or replace stage curtains (DONE); replace broken tables

Remaining Wishlist:

Exterior:

(Alvarado) replace bulb and/or rewire light fixture in attached sign box

Remove banner facing south hanging from roof- incorrect info

Repaint lettering on both Reservoir and Alvarado

Replace Plexiglas covering over stained glass windows, replace with a clearer Plexiglass

Interior:

Alvarado Entrance foyer: replace carpet, replace lighting fixture, remove old corkboard, clean walls and touch up paint, remove old flowers, put out new information holders

Reservoir Entrance hall: replace carpet, paint door, add interior directional signage (such as directory of offices, signs above entrance to Chapel, Sanctuary, Restrooms)

Choir loft: new chairs, paint out graffiti

Apse: 5 bays- remove brown covers, replace with (???)

Sanctuary: repair cracks and paint Walls; Strip and refinish real wood doors; Polish metal parts on chairs

Church Office: clean out closet, polish floor

Chapel: repaint or replace chairs; replace wood bar with real lock, re-bulb exit sign

Equipment:

Sound system- wireless microphone headset, hanging mic over altar, wire maintenance, better location for sound board

More lighting, such as a reading light on lecterns

New banners (interior and exterior)

Flags- clean flags, polish brass on stands

Signage

Tuning schedule for pianos

Maintenance schedule:

Goal: To develop a schedule of services for paid staff, contracting, and volunteers.

Wax tile floors- quarterly

Shampoo carpets- quarterly

Cleaning of restrooms- daily

Cleaning of kitchens- weekly & after use

Pest control