Do you know where the furnace is at Murray Church? Did
you know there are TONS of rocks on the roof (it’s okay, they’re supposed
to be there)? Did you know that there is a 2,000-gallon oil tank under the
parking lot? Did you ever wonder who makes sure that Murray Church is
maintained? Who deals with broken windows, or paints classrooms, or who
makes sure the fire alarm and exit signs work in case of an emergency?
There are a million things that need to be taken care of at a facility
this size. These things are taken care of by the Property Committee.
The mission of the Property Committee is to oversee
the upkeep of and improvements to the physical property of the church.
The average American lives in approximately 1,300 square feet of space.
Whether you own your home or rent from someone else, stuff breaks all the time
and someone has to fix it. Imagine trying to keep things working in a building
space that opens at 6 AM and more often than not is still occupied at 9 PM.
Some of the Committee's recent projects:
- One of our major successes in recent years was
the replacement of the boiler, which was well past its service life. The
new boiler is less than half the size of the old one and is noticeably
- Replacement of all the windows in the RE wing
with new energy efficient windows and providing accommodations for A/C
units (supplied by Markman Daycare) which will be available for use by
us in the warmer months.
- Demolition of the "Scout House" on the
rear of our property which was structurally deficient and was a
- Replacement/ Refurbishment of the R.E. wing hallway
- Complete renovation of the Men's and Women's
bathrooms in the main part of the church
- Blue Room Repainting Project
- Restoration of the Campanile
But not all projects are this big; there are things as
simple as painting a room or replacing a faucet. These things take just a few
The Property Committee schedules two
"Clean Up" Sundays during the church year, once
in the spring and again in the fall. Volunteers are always
needed to assist with these clean up efforts. It's a great
way to give back to the church and to meet other members
and friends. Besides feeling good about sprucing up the
grounds, we have a great cookout after all the clean up
If you are interested in learning more about, or possibly, working with the
Committee, or volunteering to help with a specific project, you can contact any committee member or the Church Office at
508-222-0505; we could use the help! This may
also be a way to learn. Working with someone who has experience makes the task
less intimidating and more fun.
Blue Room Repainting Project: