covers the history of renovations to the Parish House and the Parish House Open House with dedications to Rev. Erdman (pastor of the South Street Church) and Jan Harris, Clothing Bank manager for 20 years.

Capital Renovations

Parish House 2017

Parish House renovations on all 3 floors are complete with the addition of an elevator and fire suppression system.

On the first floor, the kitchen is completely overhauled and certified. Sheffield Hall and the parlor (now the Erdman Room in honor of Rev. Albert Erdman, pastor of the South Street Church for 38 years) have been upgraded from ceiling to floor and air conditioned. The wall between these two rooms has been opened up with pocket doors installed. The Lawrence Library has moved across the hall and now doubles as a conference room. The former library location is now the Meditation Room.

On the 2nd floor, there is now a new Multipurpose Room with a History Room off to the side. Offices, closets and new restrooms have been added.

The gym, renamed South Street Hall, will continue to be used for recreational activities as well as large gatherings. The old gym ceiling was removed to uncover clerestory windows on both sides and the large, elegant ceiling medallion with green rosette that was part of the old sanctuary chandelier. A stunning floor to ceiling view of the stained glass window was opened up upon removal of the plywood wall that covered it for decades.

In the basement, the Clothing Bank, renamed Jan's Closet (after longtime volunteer coordinator Jan Harris), is now larger and brighter for distributing free clothing to the community. Rooms have been created for financial/membership records, historical records and Presbyterian Women supplies. Storage closets and rooms have been added and upgraded and all have been brightened up with painted floors and walls.

Our Turn Capital Campaign

In 2013, PCM instituted a capital campaign to upgrade its facilities to meet the vision and mission of the church. Renovations began at the Parish House in November 2014 and are now complete. Renovations to the church sanctuary are in the planning stages.

To contribute to the Capital Campaign, go to the Give Page, log in to Online Giving, check the Capital Campaign box and submit your donation.