Work is underway to renovate the second floor of the Downtown Mission Church, officials say.
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Work is underway to renovate the second floor of the Downtown Mission Church, says Pastor Charlie Salamone.
The church will renovate the second floor the building, putting in a large viewing area with livestreaming service to broadcast upstairs to accommodate the growing number of people attending services, says pastor Charlie Salamone. Many Sundays the church’s roughly 200 seats aren’t enough to seat everybody attending mass. As part of the project, they would also add new bathrooms and offices, Salamone says.
Downtown Mission Church is located in the former Fillmor building, a renovated theater on Fourth Street. The building was sold to Downtown Mission Church in 2013.
The building permit lists the renovations estimate at $250,000, but the church should be able to significantly cut expenses by using volunteers, Salamone says. The project will still likely cost more than $100,000, Salamone says.
The church recently added services in Stevens Point, after being given a 150-year-old building from First Baptist Church. The church livestreams its services from the downtown Wausau location to Stevens Point.