While the nursery school children are on spring break, a new roof is being put on the Bliss House. The roof is necessary because the slate tiles were beginning to fall off the old roof at an alarming rate creating a safety hazard for the children, teachers, and church members. The new roof is not a long-term solution to the problem, but thanks to the generosity of the Hobb’s family and Hobb’s Construction Company, we are able to put on a roof that will buy us enough time to do a facility needs assessment and feasibility study. The cost for the roof being put on is in the $15,000 to $20,000 range. The estimate for the long-term roof project for the Bliss House is in the $450,000 range.
The Bliss house is a wonderful, historic building that is beginning to show the wear and tear of a home built in the 1800s. It is not handicap accessible, nor was it built for Sunday School and Nursery School classrooms. The facility needs assessment and feasibility study which we will undertake soon, will help determine what kind of facility will best enable our mission and vision for the church in the near and long-term future.