Beautiful New Floors for Sanctuary and Lobby

By Common Street Spiritual Center

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We began this campaign in the fall of 2017, and raised $1,675, and now we are revving it back up so we can get the show on the road! We are asking you to chip in and donate so we can put beautiful and functional new surfaces on our sanctuary and lobby floors. We are hoping to raise $9,500 total.

The vision and specifics

An attractive and highly durable tile in the lobby will replace the worn-out and coffee-stained carpet there. This will be perfect for the receptions and meals we often host—and also move us another step toward our vision of fostering a café-type scene in the lobby.

For the sanctuary, we have chosen a panel made of BPC (Bamboo Plastic Composite) . This is a durable surface with a 50 yr residential and 15 yr commercial warranty; it is 100% waterproof, with ultra-low VOCs, and has a layer of cork on the bottom for cushioning and sound absorption. We are also going to install a cork underlayment to give the surface extra cushion for dancing, yoga, or simply standing or walking in the space.

The impact of your gift!

We believe that these changes will make our Spiritual Center feel more welcoming and be much more user-friendly for those who use it now and those who will use it for years to come. We are planning to accomplish this with the labor of volunteers, so if you feel moved to help us remove the old carpet or lay planks in the sanctuary, please let us know. But most of all, we need your financial support. Please donate today!

We welcome all, and the community uses our sanctuary in so many ways—for services and ceremonies, concerts, the farmer’s market, art shows, plays, charity events, film screenings, dances, open mics, educational events, dialogues, drum circles, and more. Your tax-deductible donation will enable us to offer this hospitality in an even more excellent way.

Please note: as the new surfaces come in we will be careful to reassess the way sound travels through the space and install acoustical panels as needed. While we won’t miss the stains on the carpet (as exquisite as some of them are), we recognize that it may have helped control echoes.

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Team Members

Ian Mevorach

Leslie Githens

Richard Sidney

Scott Pressler

Vincent Tingley