To Enhance Community Presence
The exterior of our facilities communicates a message that does not reflect who we are. While our ministries are thriving, our buildings look run down and outdated. Improving the appearance of our buildings will demonstrate a desire to make a positive contribution to the city of Seal Beach. Many people enjoy our lawn area during the week and this promote good community relations.
To Improve and Increase Access to our Facilities
Wave 3 includes improvement that increase handicap access. Ramps that conform to current building codes will aid those who use wheelchairs and parents using strollers. Wave 3 creates an identifiable entrance to the worship services. Currently first time visitors often attempt to access our facilities through the North Church Surfside Chapel only to find themselves in the youth ministry.
To Enhance the Usefulness of our Patio Area for Ministries and Fellowship
Flattening the patio area and removing the fence we will effectively double the useable size of that area. This is especially needed because we use our "Fellowship Hall" for worship.
To Create a Safe and Attractive Play Area for Kids
We want to make Grace a kid-friendly environment. Providing dedicated play equipment on the lawn will promote our ministry to children and young families. Currently our "tombstone" sign is the only thing they can play on, and that's not a safe option. New landscaping will also provide a buffer between the street and the lawn.
To Make Needed Repairs
Wave 3 includes the replacement of the roofs on both buildings, which have been leaking. New roofing that matches will also enhance the appearance of the buildings as well.