Being a part of the set design team at my local church has been a great experience through the years and it is always changing and bringing forth new challenges. Recently, our church family on Ghent Rd. purchased another church building that we are going to be using as an extension of Grace Church's Bath campus. There will be a video stream of the sermon during the service there, and by doing this we will free up seats at Ghent Rd. All this is very exciting as we officially open the doors on October 12th which is days away! This now gives the set design team another stage to work on which will help set the mood of the service. This is a new endeavor for our team which will bring a lot of new challenges for us to take on.
Yesterday was the first time we set foot on the stage as we tried to make a smaller, varied version of the main stage set on Ghent Rd. Because of the reduced size of the stage at the extension, we had to scale down the size of the fabric tubes that we hung from the rafters. Everything still looked so much bigger on this stage so we had to really scale down how much we put on the stage, etc. to keep it from getting too cluttered. There were a lot of challenges and things to think through, but I know that in time we will get it all figured out just like we have on Ghent Rd. The installation is not done yet, but it is definitely headed in the right direction!