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Tips for Updating Your Church

15 Apr 2014

Posted by James Egan

Tips for Updating Your Church

When it comes time to update your church, it can be difficult to decide where to focus your budget. Most churches choose to either focus on function or comfort when updating their church. Let's take a look at both.

Updating Your Church for Optimal Comfort

If you want your congregation to spend more time at church, pay attention to sermons better, and have fewer interruptions during church, investing in comfort can help you achieve all these goals. To increase the comfort level of your church, consider investing in:

  • church pew cushions
  • informal seating such as couches, upholstered chairs, and accent tables
  • updated heating or air conditioning
  • energy rated windows
  • video screens in large sanctuaries for better viewing
  • bathroom amenities like hand lotion, large stalls, and an audio freed from the service in progress so nothing is missed while taking children for a diaper change or making a quick visit to the bathroom
  • comfortable breastfeeding space for mothers
  • special parking spaces for families with children with special needs, and expecting or new mothers
  • special assistance equipment and consideration for handicapped and elderly visitors like valet parking or assistance with doors
  • changing tables in men's rooms for fathers
  • meeting rooms with whiteboards, audio visual equipment, and comfortable seating
  • adjustable lighting for prayer services and solemn occasions

While investing in any area of your church is always a wise stewardship of funds, choosing which areas to focus on requires evaluating the needs and values of the current congregation along with the needs of the community and future church members. It's important to also consider the priorities of your community as your future church leaders and church growth will come from this group of people.

Egan Church Furnishings and Restorations provides many invaluable services that will help you update your church, including church painting, church statues, stained glass window repair and restoration, and church pulpit furniture. Call us today for more information, (800) 440-1202.

Church Renovation Remodeling Project in Manhattan

15 Dec 2011

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Church renovation remodeling or building a church addition can be an expansive and stressful project. Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations would like to make that project easier. We are a provider of church furnishings, such as wood, bronze and marble statues; communion bread, collection baskets, church candles and communion ware.

But what’s more, we have experience in restoring and remodeling churches in New England, New York and New Jersey. With an expansive portfolio, Thos. P Egan Inc, Church Restorations brings a full team of experienced church artists and crafts people to every project. Here is a project we are working on in Manhattan, NY.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Manhattan:
The scope of work for this church restoration project consists of repairing all of the damaged plaster in interior of the church. We helped advise the pastor and building committee on new color schemes and adding decorative painting so many of the church walls.

We will commence painting the interior of the church using multiple types of decorative painting including, gold leaf, and faux marble effects. You can see in the above image, the section of church painting we completed is on the left and the painting that we have not yet begun is on the right.

But oil painting restoration is also part of what our specialists do. We have been enlisted to clean and preserve five beautiful 25’ tall oil paintings on canvas.

Additionally, we are installing new metal kneelers to all of the church pews.

But the interior of the church is not the only part of Our Lady of Good Counsel that is being restored. As specialists in new stained glass window designs and stained glass restoration, we replaced the exterior protective coverings over the existing stained glass windows.
Estimated completion date of this project is March 30, 2012. This date includes stoppage of work for the holidays and any expected delays.  

Let us make it easier for you to furnish and refinish your church, contact Egan’s Church Furnishings and Restorations.

Welcome to Egan's Church Furnishings & Restorations

02 Nov 2011

Posted by Joseph Coupal

Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations is a family owned business, dedicated to helping you repair, restore or build your church or worship site. We offer numerous products and services to assist you with your building project. With Fontanini nativity and Demetz nativity scenes, you can have your church ready for the holidays. Hand Carved Marble statues and bonded marble statues are also available direct from Italy.

If it is church restorations and refurbishing that you need. At Egan's Church Furnishings and Restorations we are experts. Some of the areas in which we can help are:

New energy efficient window frames-- Stained glass windows-- Stained glass Repair-- Window frame repair-- Interior painting-- Exterior painting-- Chancel furniture-- Church Pew refinishing and more.

Contact us for more information on getting your church ready for the holidays.

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