Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Final Posting To This Blog Site

June 16, 2015

It's just about a year since we started Project Caleb.  We are nearly done now... and have been in the expansion since March 27, 2015.  This blog has shifted over to Facebook so there will no longer be any postings here.  Check our Facebook Page under Trulls Road Free Methodist Church.

Thanks for dropping by - the blog will remain available until further notice providing an historical view of the whole project.

Blessings to you all,

Brian Bell
Lead Pastor

Saturday, January 10, 2015

January 10, 2015 Update

Hello and things are nearing completion with Project Caleb.  Photos and updates are now being provided through Facebook at our page there - please feel free to drop by at:


Our Caleb Catalogue - a great way to help us finish and furnish the new expansion project is available on our TRFMC website as well found here.  Just scroll part way down the page to find it.


Our Grand Re-Opening Date has been set for March 29 at 3 PM if you can join us please do...  but we do hope to return to our place sometime in mid February.

Blessings all!

Pastor Brian

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 18, 2014 Construction Photo Update

Things are happening for sure in the last 10 days!  Here's a look at some of the developments.  This coming week we anticipate finishing the wall installation process which gets us ready for the roof trusses the following week.  A shout out to Gay Contracting and the many sub contractors - the new core slabs are perfectly fitted to match our current floor levels.  Great work everybody!
If you click on the photos they will also open in a larger format.

Core Slab installation started at 7:30 - finished by 3 PM

Here's where the trailer was stolen from!  Thanks be to God it was found again not far from the church.

Concrete pumps are amazing!

The guys who poured 70 meters of concrete are strong like bulls!

Thanks to CBM / St Mary's for a discounted price on the concrete.

Gym floor pour.

Gym is looking good and a great size for events and activities.

New check in area for our children's ministry area.

These are called structurally insulated panels - in other words - our new walls from Thermapan.

South wing ready for wall installation starting soon.

East wall nearly up in the gym.

New lower level washrooms for children's ministry area.

As the Friendly Giant used to say, "Look way up, Rusty!"

First two SIP's in place.

We had some issues with our new drive way - the fill was not settling out well -
so we have had to bring in some rock to help form a better base.  
These guys got started late on the finishing work due to some complications, so we are aware
this created the circumstances for a late night of work at the site.  Our apologies to our neighbours.  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Here are some recent updates on the progress on site.  This coming week we have scheduled the concrete slab pour and core slab installs.  Enjoy!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

September 20, 2014

It's getting exciting!  The past few weeks have been filled with action at Trulls.  The footings have been poured and on September 22 the foundation walls will be poured as well.

We are also thankful to be able to meet at Lydia Trull School just a short distance from the church for our Sunday worship gatherings.

Take a look at some of the recent photos - we're hoping to get closed in by the end of October. Thanks for your interest, prayers and support.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 23, 2014

Take a look at what is happening now! WOW!  After a delayed start things are rolling now.  We are just about ready to install the final line in for the new sewer connection; we can then do the forms for the footings; inside already we have had the demolition crew working on removing sections that are not needed.  Thankful to God for safety so far and a good relationship with our builder Gay Construction.
It would be great to see a week or two of nice days and no rain to help us along just now.  It's really taking shape though - you can now envision the kinds of new space we will have.  Hope the pics help - til next time...

                        Old front steps to 1975 building coming down!
                          Balcony is all gone!
     Front of Sanctuary was not possible to save in order to add the wings and make it all work!
             Excavation work - nearly done - pray the rain steers clear!
           Basement floor up, wiring stripped out, openings to new wing sections getting prepared, see next pic.

      Exisitng kitchen gets a remodel job!  This is where the stoves used to sit.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014 Update

The last two weeks have seen some progress.  Here's the update.

- new culvert for the driveway has been installed at the street.

- all the top soil has been removed from the areas where new construction will take place

- awaiting shut off from gas company - should be this week we expect.

- designated substances study has been completed - report due on July 23.

- site plan amendment is nearly complete.  Trusting this is concluded this week.

- full building permit is also nearing completion.

- transition to our new temporary location is in effect - Sunday worship began there on July 13 - that's Lydia Trull Public School just one kilometer north east of our location at 80 Avondale St.

- Service times are 10 a.m. on Sundays - please feel free to join us.

- Pictures to follow shortly.