Enhancements at Mt. Olive (Fall 2017)
Dear Members of Mt. Olive Church and Preschool,
Much has been happening at Mt. Olive this year. We wanted to bring you up to date on a few enhancements taking place around the property. Hopefully you’ve noticed!
New Video Equipment
We recently had a new projector mounted on the ceiling in the fellowship hall. This installation is completely wireless allowing us to remove the video cart and giving us access to the internet. And the sound system has been wired into the existing speakers which will improve the ability to hear and understand.
This installation of new equipment will provide for an enriched experience during the Sunday morning adult education class and for confirmation training. As members begin to understand the capabilities, we’re confident other uses will be realized. Anybody ready for Family Movie Night at Mt. Olive? Additionally, this makes the space more attractive to rent by community organizations if we should decide to move in this direction in the future. This could become a strategy we use in our goal to becoming a more missional church.
At the same time, we added a large monitor at the back of the Sanctuary giving visual access for Pastor Meyer, choir and Praise Team as to what is being shown on the screens behind them.
New Audio Equipment and Lighting
We have performed a few repairs and additions in the Sanctuary. The repair work is for the amplifiers used in the sound system. To maintain the long-term viability of the system we completed some work on the existing amps. Earlier this year one of the amps went out right before Easter. Not good timing. This work will minimize a repeat occurrence in the future.
We will also be adding lights behind the choir and the Praise Team making it easier for them to read their music. We have shared this change with a few members of our music groups and so far have received some big thumbs up.
To enhance the quality of the music sound in the sanctuary we are adding a set of smaller speakers in order to blend the sound of voices and instruments. As with most traditional churches the Sanctuary is designed to provide a rich tone for an organ and choir. As more contemporary music is introduced to the worship experience amplified notes from guitars, pianos and drums reverberate within the same space. These added speakers will minimize this “bounce” thus smoothing out those sounds.
We Need Your Help
The total cost for the Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary enhancements is $20,000. We are asking for your assistance in offsetting the investment. During the month of September, we are asking you to participate in a special donation. We have prepared envelopes in denominations of $10.00 to $200.00 in $10.00 increments. There are 10 envelopes for each level so help yourself to as many as you wish. As you are passing through the Narthex please grab an envelope or two with an amount that is comfortable for you. Once you have placed your contribution in the envelope just return it to the offering plate.
We would like to thank you in advance for your thought, consideration, interest and contribution as we continue to enhance the educational and worship experience at Mt. Olive for our members and visitors.
Your Governance Board