The approximately $200,000 project included a three-stop lift that provides access to a handicapped accessible bathroom on the
first level, a fellowship hall; church offices and accessible bathroom on the second level, and a sanctuary on the third level.
"The church has been in conversation over 10 to 15 years about moving
forward with trying to provide access to its sanctuary, fellowship hall and
bathrooms for all, regardless of physical limitation," Rev. Werner said. "It's been a
difficult project, as the historic structure has been built with multiple
levels. Over the course of the years, the church has put on a small addition
that has been designed to communicate hospitality."
This Sunday, the church will celebrate the official debut of the renovations with a a dedication this
Sunday, including a special service of worship in the morning at 10 a.m. Afternoon events include a 3 p.m. ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony,
a 3:30 p.m. free concert in the sanctuary and a 4:15 p.m. reception.
Featured will be a clarinet, viola and piano trio, pieces for four hands by Brahms, vocal selections and piano solos. Music chosen has been selected to showcase the Steinway M piano recently received as a gift to the Dayton Church.
The First Presbyterian Church of Dayton is located at 362 Georges Road.