Last Look at Shepherd of the Hills at its existing site.
June 4, 2006
FIRE CALL AT THE CHURCH
On June 6, 2006, a fire call was called in around 6:30 pm to the Scales Mound Fire Department. A dumpster at the side of the church was on fire. The Scales Mound Fire Department along with other local units responded immediately. The fire was put out and an investigation was conducted. The church sustained minimal damage to the siding.
JUNE 12, 2006 -- Heritage Movers brought the beams and ties down to get started Tuesday.
JUNE 13, 2006 -- Holes were punched into the front of the church foundation for the beams to be slid through. Ground was moved at the site.
JUNE 14, 2006 -- Holes were made in the side of the foundations and the wheels and lifts were put into place for the lifting of the church off of the foundation.
JUNE 16, 2006 -- Footings were poured at the new site.
The move is scheduled to take place on Wednesday (June 21) or Thursday (June 22).
Thursday, June 22, 2006 -- The church is up off the foundation and moved to the right of where it once stood. It is ready to go. The movers said that they plan to tentatively move the church on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, if everything goes as planned. They plan to start at 8:30 am and should be finished about 1:00 pm. These plans could change depending on weather and other conditions.
The new road the church will travel on to its new home. Located at the far end of the upper parking lot.
The church ready for the move.
|June 28, 2006 -- Shepherd of the Hills began its journey at 1018 E. Schapville Road, Elizabeth, IL traveling thru the field for a half mile to 536 E Schapville Road, Scales Mound. The journey began about 9:45 am and ended at its new home by 4:45 pm. There were a few unexpected problems but everything went smoothly.|
|July we will see the construction of the basement foundation, adding the addition to the right side of the church and the expansion of the entry. Keep checking for new updates.|
|July 27, 2006 -- The basement wall are going up and the cement trucks are moving in. Weber Concrete is doing the cement work at the church. The cement is from Flynn Ready Mix of Galena.|
Thursday, August 3, 2006 -- The forms were taken down and the wall of the
basement are done. At least the cement part. If everything goes ok they may
be able to set the church down onto the foundation next week.
Thursday, August 11, 2006 -- The church was set on the foundation walls. The work will now begin.
The week of August 14 -- 18th, Winter Plumbing from Scales Mound installed the plumbing pipes in the basement floor before the concrete floor is poured.
September has seen wet weather.
September 15, 2006 --The entryway of the church has been moved out. While moving the front wall out it collapsed. God was with us again because the stain glass windows on either side of the door were not damaged or was the stain glass window above the door. But the small circle stain glass window of the Luther Rose was damaged.
Week of September 18 to 26 -- The basement floor has been poured and the floor for the new addition has also been poured. The front entry way has been all enclosed.