The public is invited on Sunday to tour the major renovation project at St. James United Methodist Church. People can get a look at the changes during an open house 2-5 p.m.
The $2.3 million project included an entirely new entrance with a portico, a spacious commons area, an elevator, removal of a half-floor, new offices and restrooms, and installation of air conditioning. Also, the Sunday school classrooms upstairs were refurbished with new carpet and paint. This was the first architectural change in the church, which was built in 1926-27.
During the renovation, the organ in the sanctuary was taken apart and stored so that no dust from the construction could damage it. That organ is back in service, and will be played during the open house.