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  • Occupancy Obtained!  THANK YOU

    Occupancy Obtained! THANK YOU

    It’s true. Occupancy for the Bethany Birches Cabin has been granted.  Here’s the proof, in fact. This post is about the people who made it happen and what happened. THANK YOU! What happened: About a year ago we were informed we’d need to stop using the cabin April 1, 2012 The board and I struggled…

  • Cabin progress – loft ceilings – killer ski cabin near Killington & Okemo

    Cabin progress – loft ceilings – killer ski cabin near Killington & Okemo

    I am encouraged at the speed with which Dave Beidler is moving along in the cabin.  Larry Wilfong joined in to help him recently and they’ve been putting the ceiling in the lofts. Fire Marshal stopped by yesterday to have a peek. He was pleased. I continue to be thankful for the many folks who…

  • Fire Marshal Update – round 2

    Fire Marshal Update – round 2

    Some pics from the beginnings of round 2, cabin & fire marshal. Stay tuned for picture progress.

  • Fire Marshal and Cabin Update

    Fire Marshal and Cabin Update

    We’ve been hard at work!  So many volunteers have lent a hand as well as paid help.  Paul Derksen of Turning Leaf Houserights has been running the construction side of the project and putting paid and volunteer labor to work.  Mike Bryan (electrician) has been working with Harold Bergey and Herb Frederick of Bergey’s Electric…

  • Fire Marshal Update: Call for help

    It’s been about two months since the fire marshal’s visit. We continue to be thankful for the way their office is working with us and helping to make the building safer. Here’s what’s happening this month (May): Electricians are working on the smoke detection system Egress windows being installed Cutting trees for a neighbor to…

  • Fire Marshal Update

    Fire Marshal Update

    I can’t tell you how good it is to be loved and cared for by a community.  In Bethany Birches’ case, this is a community of love.  A community built on Jesus.  I don’t always know how to articulate what that means, but I write it because this community is different than many.  For example:…

  • Fire Marshal Visit

    Fire Marshal Visit

    This post is about a sad story.  It’s the story of the BBC Cabin the day the fire marshal came to visit. Bruce and Jay were friendly and clear.  They have concerns about how quickly people could get out of the building in case of fire.  They gave us a conditional permit, which ends April…