First United Methodist Church of Clermont
950 7th St, Clermont, FL 34711
The church’s objective for this project was to accommodate a rapidly growing congregation, particularly for their contemporary services. Through extended internal study and research, they had realized their need for a large multipurpose space that would accommodate their current contemporary services (with future growth space included), a stage for plays and productions, additional private meeting rooms, an expanded kitchen for expanded social meetings, and 600 seats for meals as well as a multiple sports venues for basketball and volleyball. The church campus was continually occupied throughout the construction. No church activities were curtailed during the construction process as the construction site was isolated from ongoing construction. This isolation was critical for safety between an active construction site and a fully active church campus. The weekday school operated throughout the construction process, without any safety issues. Periodically, we would allow church membership to inspect the ongoing construction site, on a supervised basis. One of the more touching moments in the construction process was when the children of the weekday school were allowed to visit the construction site on a supervised basis. During that visit, the children wrote Bible verses on the concrete slab of the main floor to sanctify the building prior to its completion. Those Bible verses remain today under the multi-purpose rubberoid flooring.
This project was completed on time, within budget, and above First United Methodist Church of Clermont’s expectation for quality.