The Congregational Church of Hollis is Being Renovated!
It’s been a long-time coming:
In early 2016 a Strategic Planning Task Force spent much of the year developing a Strategic Plan that was approved by the Congregation in February 2017. The Building Our Vision (BOV) Team was formed in December 2017 to see what changes were needed to better live into our strategic plan. It took the BOV team over a year and a half of research, hiring The Architects of Manchester, meeting with the congregation numerous times for input, and refining plans to ultimately achieve congregation approval in October 2018. In November 2018 the Funding Our Vision (FOV) Team was formed to engage in a capital campaign to fund the renovations proposed by the BOV team. The church voted to move forward with the project In May 2019!
The BOV team spent another year getting town approvals and permits, further refining plans, obtaining bids, and hiring a general contractor. On May 20, 2020 our construction firm, Milestone Engineering, officially start building our vision. Demolition work began in Hardy Hall and the kitchen and moved quickly through the entire building. On June 10, 2020 the official groundbreaking of the Jim & Jan Squires Community Patio commenced with excavation by Morin’s Landscaping. The Jim and Jan Squires Community Patio is now complete and is designed to be a vibrant venue for community activities such as the strawberry festival and town luminary and simply a spot where neighbors can meet neighbors and townspeople can welcome out-of-towners. Completion of all renovations are expected to be done by January, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a grand opening will take place as soon as it’s safe to gather in large groups.
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Learn about the many ways our church is committed to serving the community.
Read about a vibrant new venue for community activities and about Jim & Jan Squires who the patio is named in honor of.
Building Our Vision
Pictures of construction progress, floor plans, and list of improvements being implemented.