Sanctuary AV Update (part 1)
Physical construction has begun on the Sanctuary AV upgrade. While this is just one step in a complex process involving multiple contractors, we are hopeful for a mid-September completion date. So please pardon our dust over the next 6 weeks as installation continues in phases. The system includes a new speaker, large retractable screen, long throw projector, additional screen the chapel, hearing accessibility upgrades, and window shade.
This is more than just new equipment. ERUUF is seeking to develop capacity for multi-platform worship. The ability to worship together, both in person and at a distance, is integral to the life of this faith community. The new AV system will help ERUUF build capacity for the community and empower the multimedia worship experience that has developed over the past year of livestream worship.
This project has been in various stages of research and development for quite some time. Conversations have been engaged with the worship team, tech team, Coordinating Team, Board of Trustees, music team, sound team, buildings and grounds team, staff, and more. There have been a variety of ideas and iterations of options for how the project could work within the physical space and enhance worship at ERUUF. We are excited to be moving forward now and grateful for a grant from the Eno River Fellowship Foundation and Board approval for additional ERUUF reserve funds that will make this project possible.
The upgraded AV system will allow ERUUF to take a huge leap forward in technology and connectivity, as well as dynamic worship.
Stay tuned for updates.
Edgar Proano (contractor who is building the projector platform in the area above the sound desk, along with other components of the sanctuary upgrade). Edgar has completed numberous facilities projects for ERUUF over the past 8 years and we are fortunate to have his expterise on this project. This summer he installed a new bamboo floor in the CARE bldg nursery.