Over the last several weeks, there has been lots of activity at the Mechanic Street entrance to the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. You might wonder – what’s going on here? In addition to the installation of a three-level lift at the wheelchair-accessible entrance on Church Street, a third lift is now under construction. FORM Construction has completed the foundation for the enclosed structure that will house the new lift. New stairs leading directly into Reynard Hall will also be constructed within the enclosure.
Next, the parking area along Mechanic Street will be re-graded and re-surfaced to allow for two handicapped-accessible parking spaces and enable all other spaces to have easier access to the new entry. The work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The final project will be the renovation of two hallway bathrooms between the pastor’s and the church offices. In order to minimize disruption to the normal operation of the church, work is expected to begin in the spring of 2019.
These projects, along with several infrastructure improvements, have been made possible by the fund-raising efforts of “A Welcome Home” capital campaign conducted in March 2016 and the amazing generosity of members of the congregation and community.