Sunday services will be at the East Belfast Elementary School (14 Swan Lake Avenue), in the school gym, with R.E. classes held in rooms near it. We look forward to returning to the school, one of our former church homes before we bought the Miller Street building from the Methodists. At the school we will be permitted to have a small piano on the gym’s stage, along with a storage box. We will have simple hospitality prep with coffee makers and microwave. In exchange for school usage, we will remove our trash, build a stage storage box, and supply volunteers to read to the younger students at the school.
Church Offices at the Belfast Center
Our church offices will be housed in the Belfast Center, at 9 Field Street, in two rooms on the third floor. One of these rooms will be Deane’s office, while the larger 500 square foot room will house meeting space and Maret’s and Danielle’s desks. These offices, along with other offices nearby share a comfortable common waiting room, use of a kitchen, and bathroom. The large office will accommodate almost all of our meetings. In exchange we pay rent, internet, phone, and provide cleaning to these spaces.
Minister’s office and administrative office (which also serves as a meeting room for up to 20 people) will be in Rooms 318 and 319, respectively, at the Belfast Center.
Choir and Other Events at St. Margaret’s
We are grateful to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (100 Court St) for reaching out and generously offering several other space solutions.
Tuesdays: Lifespan classes will be held at St. Margaret’s Parish House. The Parish House is also available for Tuesday evening gatherings. Contact Maret if you wish to reserve a space at the Parish House on Tuesdays, only.
Thursdays: Choir Practice will be held in the sanctuary of St. Margaret’s Church every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Temporary church property storage will be in two storage units at Roger Lee’s Spring Street center just behind the church, as well as basement storage of several church members. In June the Moving Committee will lead us through packing, moving, unpacking and storage, to clear the church and make way for construction.
As is evident, many persons and groups will help us keep our church community intact during major building renovation. We are grateful for the resources and kindness around us, and look forward to new connections and opportunities that will result.
The Wanderers or the Church Council welcome questions, ideas, and comments about the plans.
–Michael Bowe, Charlie Biebel, Dean Anderson, and Patty Heath (The Wanderers).