St Clement's has completed its pan abode refinishing. In a word, "Wow!"
The project rolled out in four phases:
Phase I: Ocean Pacific Abrasive Blasting arrived on site. Together with volunteers from the church, they sealed the inside of the building with plastic to prevent as much dust as possible from passing through the logs.
Phase II: For two days, Ocean Pacific blasted the pan abode exterior, using glass (as opposed to sand) and an approved, eco-friendly product. The wood was taken down to a light grain so that it would be ready to accept the application of a protective stain.
Phase III: Four layers---that's right, four layers---of beautiful, cherry stain was applied to the wood. We were incredibly impressed that the wood accepted so much of the stain as that means we'll have protection from rain, UV exposure, and mold for many years to come.
Phase IV: Volunteers arrived on site to clean up a fine layer of dust inside the church and to attend to the garden.
Before the project began, we went door to door to give our neighbours a 'heads up' about the work. We were encouraged to hear words of affirmation for the project and gratitude for taking such good care of this important gathering place in Lynn Valley. Throughout the course of the refinishing, people would stop as they passed by and take pictures of the awesome improvement. We hope you'll come by and see the finished product for yourself!
With thanks to all of the St Clement's parishioners who have been involved in fundraising, planning, and participating in the pan abode refinishing. Glory to God, whose power working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine!
Special thanks to the prep and clean up crew: Beth Bailey, Eric Cormier, Joanne and Dave Graham, Lynne and Gordon Graham, Tally Keir, Sandra Martin, Elizabeth Mathers, Jeanette and Larry Terrace, Paul Weir, Carson and Christopher Yong