Ferntree Gully Church also sustained damage due to flooding, when the water gushed down the hillside behind the church. Members used the opportunity to give the church a bit of a spruce-up!
Due to its design, our church has often been likened to Noah’s Ark. During a deluge affecting many areas of Melbourne and suburbs, a rushing ‘river’ gushed down the hillside behind the building. So great was the force that the overflow street drains failed to cope, resulting in flooding of our chapel and foyer.
New carpet was covered by insurance, however, before laying the carpet it was decided to paint the inside of the chapel and modernise the rostrum area.
Because of the high cathedral ceiling, it was deemed necessary to hire a scissor lift to enable the painter to safely carry out the procedure. We believe the original quote for the lift was halved in answer to prayer.
While renovations were being carried out, weekly services were held in the Hall.
The Church Family is most appreciative to Alex Belmustata, a professional painter and church member (who donated his time) his team of volunteers, the Building Committee, members and friends who donated valuable time and effort in this endeavour.