What a transformation. Acker Hall is substantially complete, and we passed inspections to allow services in Acker, beginning Christmas Eve. Capacity is limited, especially with social distancing measures in place. Our new, temporary altar and accoutrements look familiar.

Temporary panels cover the windows (thanks to Michelle Steen) that are reinforced because of the playground just outside, and can be coordinated with seasonal paraments if necessary. Some details of the space are still unfinished, and will be completed after we return to the sanctuary. There is a plywood wall, for instance, at the entry to the elevators and tunnel hallway. This allows workers to move and work throughout the facility without entering Acker. Acker restrooms are large and workmanship is detailed. Finishes blend for a monochromatic, calming feel.