The Master Plan
Building the Church for the Next 100 Years
St. Paul's UMC Trustees put together several ideas to address some of the biggest issues with our church facilities. we studied a range of issues such as handicap access, Sunday school room access, handicap parking, the appearance of our church, tucking and sealing brick, replacing rusted flashing on the roof, additional parking, and many other issues.
After consulting with architect Bud Erny, we realized that the current facilities could be brought up to date addressing most of these issues in the process.
Currently, St. Paul's has one ramp for access to the church. The ramp is too steep for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. The end of the ramp is too close to the three foot drop onto Cale Street. The new proposal has four handicapped access ramps that allow access from any parking area of the church. All steps and ramps will be fully ADA compliant. One ramp will be completely covered to provide protection from inclement weather
Appearance of the Church
Many UMC congregations across Indiana are building new churches or extensively improving their existing churches. Poseyville has had several major renovations to community buildings. The Carnegie Library, the Community Center, and the Fire/Ambulance Station have all been updated in recent years. Improving the appearance of our church would be great for our congregation and make it much more appealing to new members.
The church will have 12 new parking spaces. All parking spaces will be asphalt or concrete. The new handicapped ramps will also allow access to the church from Cale Street.
Brick and Roof
The church needs extensive repairs to the brick work of the sanctuary. This would include tucking and sealing the brick. The roof flashing and interior gutter system must also be repaired.
The trustees have carefully considered the needs of our church. The existing members and those in years to come will greatly benefit from these improvements. We realize that there are numerous other issues that will need to be addressed in the future. We are hopeful that this is only phase one to building our church for the next 100 years.