The United Methodist Church of Seaford recently completed massive renovations in an effort to enhance the many services offered in the congregation.
Aside from the Sunday morning services, the United Methodist Church also offers and hosts study groups, choir/music programs, and youth programs for its roughly 100 members. The Seaford Community Pre-School along with a bible school for adults and children is also housed in the church building, which located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Waverly Avenue.
The roughly $95,000 renovation project included replacing the church's steeple, installing new bathrooms, and re-painting walls inside the congregation. The project also included adding new carpeting, creating a new computer room for children in the church's pre-school and conducting planting on the outside of the congregation's property. Some of the renovations stemmed from exterior damage the church suffered early in the year from some winter storms, according to John Goess, member of the church and head of the renovation process.
"We got a lot of positive feedback from people on the renovations," said Goess adding that parents with children in the pre-school were particularly grateful for the new computer room at the church.
Last year, the church, which was established in 1857, held fundraisers and received many donations for the renovations. The church was also able to cover about 90 pcercent of the costs of the renovations from insurance, according to Goess.