Church Restoration Update



Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Last week we had the gas lines in the kitchen checked for water damage and discovered that all was well. Therefore the kitchen is now ready for use. The Courtyard is also ready for use. As of Thursday afternoon we received word that our Insurance Company will be sending paperwork denoting the scope of work for the permanently sealed replacement of the flat roof and the shingle replacement of the Sanctuary roof. Receiving that paperwork will give us the opportunity to contract with the company who will perform this very important initial part of the restoration. We anticipate signing contracts for the work to begin on the roof next week (w/e 5/19). Once the roof is permanently sealed, we then can have the environmental people, the air quality experts come in to take air quality samples of various areas where water was found to ensure there are no hidden environmental (Air Quality) concerns. Once those tests are conducted, work will be done to restore normal operations within the Church Office and the Chapel.
Thank God for His Strong Hand being in and upon these efforts to restore our facilities, and thank all of you for your indulgence during this time of transition for both our people and our Church Building. Beloved, thank you for your continued prayers for the fervent prayers of the righteous avails much. We have much for which to thank our God.
The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein. Peace and Blessings to you all.
Pastor L.B. West


Good Day Family,

In spite of more than half of our facility being unoccupiable due to the storm damage, we still have been able to host the City-Wide Revival for the National Capital Baptist Convention of DC and Vicinity. The first two nights have been an absolute High Time in the Lord. It has been a tremendous blessing to be able to host all of our Churches and we have done it in grand style. Thank you to all of the Mount Airyians who came and contributed to this Spiritual Success.
We are told that the electricians have completed their work for the emergency phase of our restoration project. Remember we have three phases of the project; the emergency phase is the first phase. We are now looking to enter the second phase which is the restoration phase. The restoration phase encompasses permanently sealing the roof on both the Educational Building and the Sanctuary, plus renovating all areas affected by the storm, both on the interior and exterior of the Building. There is much work that needs to be done. Before any of this work commences the Insurance Company will give us their assigned scope of work. We then would have to approve any work before it actually begins. The Insurance Company’s scope of work is based on what their Insurance field adjuster sees. We would then review their scope and place in context what we see needs to be done. This would begin the negotiations. It is in this area of negotiations that we feel the Church would be best served by a reputable company who knows the landscape and who knows how speak “Insurance Detailed Language.”
As of late this afternoon we have agreed in principle to work with the 3G’s Company International, who will represent us in all negotiations involving this claim. We will discuss more about the 3G’s Company in our upcoming Church Conference Meeting. Because of the phase we are in right now, we may not see any actual physical work being performed on the building for a few days. Those few days will be necessary for the new adjusters to get on top of all the details involved in our policy which will help them and us in our negotiations. Join me in thanking God for what He is doing and for how He is going about doing it.
Keep the faith beloved and know that our God is already at work behind the scenes, just as He said He would, Alleluia. He has and He continues preparing us to do “Greater and More Wonderful Works” as He helps us, even In the aftermath of the storm to “Discover New Possibilities.”

Pastor L.B. West



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IT Job Fair

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The Excalibur Group is partnering with Tetra Tech to host a joint IT Open House. We will aim to connect dynamic IT professionals with meaningful employment.

The Open House will attract IT professionals from the local area either looking for immediate opportunities or exploring the market. Openings within both companies are broad and include SharePoint Administrators; Business Process Analysts and IT Engineers; Sybase, Java, and .Net Developers; Configuration Specialists, Trainers, and Testers; Enterprise Architects; IT Security Professionals; Tier1 Techs and Web support. Candidates attending will have the chance to network, talk with company representatives and hiring managers, and submit their applications for work.

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 5-7:30 PM

Where: Tetra Tech AMT is located at 1515 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100, Arlington, VA. Wilson Boulevard, west-bound, is one-way. Our building will be on your right (building has AMTI on the side). The entrance is between Miracles Salon and Safeway. Reception is on the 11th floor. 

Metro riding? Rosslyn Metro. Exit the station using the Ft. Myer Drive Exit. Turn left and proceed to the corner of Ft. Myer and Wilson. Turn right and continue uphill across Ft. Myer, Nash, and Oak. Our building is the second on the right (2 blocks from stop).

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Upcoming Job Fair

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Omega Psi Phi Career Fair
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will be hosting the 2017 Career & Opportunity Showcase on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Open to all job seekers targeting jobs offered by the participating companies
Bring resumes
Professional dress is required
Interviews may be conducted on site for professionals of all levels
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Free of charge
Phone: (910) 286-9727
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Friday, April 28, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:30pm
Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA
Locality: Arlington County
Type of Event: Public Employer Job Fair