Building Update

The latest info on our new property

We have purchased eight acres with a building at

1416 26th Ave NE in Olympia!

Renovations are underway, and our hope is to be able to occupy the building sometime in the Fall of 2019.

Check back here for periodic updates on our progress.

Scroll down for a description of specific work week by week.

Latest pics in October

New porch for new main entrance
New porch
This will become new bathrooms
Soon to be new bathrooms
Couple of kid classrooms

August 15- Let the roofing begin!

Overview of initial building improvements

Following a professional detailed inspection of all the buildings on the Life Pointe property the results were prioritized into five (5) categories. From the priorities list the top categories of concern were prioritized into a repair list for immediate action by LP volunteers and subcontractors. Initial estimates indicated adequate money was available to improve the needed problem areas. In summary, initial estimates from bidding the needed work with subcontractors showed that approximately $200,000 would be needed for these improvements.


These major repair categories are as follows: 

1) Improve all roofing and siding on all the buildings,

2) Improve the insulation envelope on the main buildings,

3) Repair visible water leaks and explore for damaged structural materials,

4) Improve heating sources for the Worship area,

5) Correct all outdated electrical equipment

In summary, initial estimates from bidding the New Improvements with subcontractors shows that approximately $75,000 would be needed for these improvements.

New Improvements beyond repairs are as follows:

1) Four new bathrooms for both kids and adults

2) Update the outlying buildings; duplex and four modular buildings

Status of the work from June 24 - June 28

1)     South wall of the Worship area has been sided with new cement board lap siding. Insulation was added under the siding because no insulation was found in the building wall. This work eliminated a leaking series of windows on the second floor and no windows were replaced on the south side due to future weather issues that always cause problems on the south and southwest sides of all buildings in the Northwest.

2)     Fascia boards were removed around the single-story offices and children’s area to explore for structural damage to the roof. Damage has been located and exploratory work continues.

3)     Electrical and Roofing repair work is planned to start the week of July 15th.

4)     Drawings are planned to be submitted to Thurston County for new bathrooms the week of July 15th.

5)     Detailed schedules are being planned with each subcontractor who may supply work on the LP buildings. Additional bidding of open work is also continuing.

Status of the work from July 1 - July 3

1)     Fascia boards are being reinstalled on single story building.

2)     East fascia and siding are being reworked for improving cement board siding installation.

3)     West wall of single story has been resided with cement board siding and trim.

4)     New foundation vent blocks are being added to single story building.

5)     Roof removal is planned for next week starting on July 8th.

Status of the work from July 8 - July 12

1)     Removed Nursery Room ceiling in preparation for new R-30 insulation.

2)     Removed initial sections of single-story roofing sheathing and old insulation.

3)     Cut new crawl space access hole for future access to new bathrooms.

4)     Opened up crawl space ventilation access holes in preparation of new screening.

5)     Prepared for new crawl space access forms by removing dirt placed against foundation wood.

6)     Placed the first new R-30 insulation, air baffles, 5/8” plywood on ceiling joists for new TPO roofing.

7)     Scheduled the start of new roofing on the single-story roof for July 22nd.

8)     Started removing outdated electrical equipment.

Status of the work from July 13 - July 31

1)     Removed large sections of the single story roof due to inadequate old framing.

2)     On site visit by LP Structural Engineers from MC Squared for review of new beams needed for re-framing single story building.

3)     During one long rain day the attic space had a walkway and lighting prepared for future access.

4)     Large sections of the roof have been removed and new beams added to the single story.

5)     Flooring in the old Men’s bathroom was removed by Chris Ross and his crew which was a large volunteer effort.

6)     The first new electrical panel was added to the mechanical room at the front of the single story building.

7)     Old duct work was removed and a plan was made to revise the return air duct system for the single-story building.

8)     Planning and design meetings continue to define the direction of all church spaces.

9)     Drawings are being finalized to submit to Thurston County for the four new bathrooms.

Status of the work from August 1 - August 9th

1)     Roofing repairs and interior building framing has drawn to a conclusion over these last seven days.

2)     A Locate of existing utilities was completed this period. Water, sewer, storm water and roof drainage and electrical underground components were all reviewed.

3)     HVAC gas vent duct was installed through the new plywood underlayment on the single-story roof.

4)     Volunteer work took place on August 3rd with Modular building work.

5)     Volunteers removed the large alder trees from the back of the Barn.

6)     Volunteers have worked on removing the covered carport from the modular area.

Status of the work from August 10 - August 17th

1)     Roofing has begun on the single-story building with a new rubberized plastic roofing product for the partial flat roof.

2)     Interior framing is being improved in preparation for sheet rock to be added later.

3)     Vapor barrier has been added under the worship area and the insulation is planned soon.

4)     Crawl space venting screens are being added around all the buildings.

5)     Modular buildings have been prepared for painting and walkways are being rebuilt.

Status of the work from August 18 – August 24th

1)     Removed old carpet in classrooms

2)     Started re-installation of insulation in classrooms

3)     Cleaned up old electrical and started 2nd new Electrical panel

4)     Started lighting installation of electrical rough-in

5)     Started insulation under Worship area

6)     Plumber Eddington worked on new piping for new bathrooms

7)     PSE engineer visited to see if a grant for our upgrades was possible

Status of the work from August 25th – September 1st

1)     Framing crew returned to work on final walls in Children’s wing

2)     Electrical work continues on panel upgrades on 2nd panel behind kitchen

3)     HVAC upgrades are planned for Children’s wing

4)     Will Spaulding started work on Children’s stage area A/V and electrical

5)     Flooring structure added to new classroom where old Men’s bathroom was located

Status of the work from September 2nd – September 8th

1)     Short week and lots of electrical work in Children’s wing

2)     New panel on the outside of the Worship area is being added by electrician

3)     Insulation is almost completed in Children’s wing

4)     Brick chimney is removed from the Children’s wing

5)     Modular buildings are receiving paint and wood siding upgrades

6)     Vapor barrier placed under the duplex and verified vapor barriers under modulars

Status of the work from September 9th – September 30th

1)     Electrical work in Children’s wing continued all month.

2)     New overhead power lines to the outside of the Worship area by electrician

3)     Insulation is completed in Children’s wing

4)     Structural engineer required 6 added footings under the Children’s wing floors.

5)     Modular buildings are receiving wood siding and deck upgrades

6)     Siding is being completed all around the outside of the Children’s wing

7)     Flashing on the flat roof is being finished around the vent areas

8)     New window and two doors added to the Children’s wing

9)     New awning added to Children’s wing outdoor area entry

10)  Three windows have been added to the South Wall of the Worship area 2nd floor

11)  Story time area in Children’s wing is being upgraded with audio-video equipment

12)  Sink is added to the Children’s wing new classroom

13)  Walkway and entry deck are being constructed on new footings

14)  New concrete sidewalk has been added to the outdoor entry to the church.