The Next New Thing!
This year, our theme verses are found in Isaiah 43:18-19.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
For months, we have meditated on these verses. Independently and collectively, we have prayed that God would show us what they mean for United Christian Academy.
He has been faithful.
We began the school year by identifying seasons of resilience. We looked at those times where we were forced to grow and adapt, and God showed us not to dwell in those seasons but to take the strength gained from them and move forward. The global pandemic was a challenge no one saw coming, and yet, God, in His faithfulness, is using that to do a new thing.
This year, we have had 190 new families join our UCA community. We see the imprint of their presence all over campus: in the library our classes have outgrown, in the full cafe, and in the multiple Junior High athletic teams we have. When we feel the energy on campus, we feel that God is doing an incredible new thing in the lives of our young people.
As we have prayed, we have praised God for the growth He has trusted us with. We have asked that He show us how to create the best experience for our students and that has led us to the next new thing….
To better serve our growing number of students and our community, we are rebuilding our athletic field. Currently, we have two Junior High flag football teams and a varsity football team sharing the field. We anticipate having two Junior High soccer teams as well as our varsity team. Those Junior High students will become High School students and we want to make sure that when the time comes, we have a space that can accommodate our growing programs.
This new thing is one of many that God will do on our campus. To stay informed of this project’s progress and other new things as they come, please be sure to sign up using the link below.
Thank you for praying over the things God is doing here at United Christian Academy and Abundant Living Family Church.
Projected Project Timeline
Municipal Planning & Permits
This is the beginning stage that we have been working on for months. It includes:
Submitting all necessary documentation to obtain all Conditional Use Permit for new stadium.
Submitting all necessary documentation to obtain required building permits.
Favor and approval of our permits
May 20, 2022
Ground Breaking Ceremony
Come celebrate our campus advancement with a ground-breaking ceremony for our new athletic field!
May 20th, 2022
3:00pm – 4:30pm
This ceremony is a little different than your traditional ground-breaking. We don’t just want you to watch us break ground, we want you to bring your shovels and help us dig the space that will house our new bleachers! Let’s break ground together!!!
We hope to see you there!
United we Build!
May 20, 2022
This is the stage where we will see major physical changes happening around campus including:
Removing all existing landscape
Remove existing grass in the stadium perimeter
Remove existing concrete at proposed entrance of the stadium
The safety of the demolition crew
This is a huge stage for our project! These steps will allow us to have power and plumbing! In this stage, we will:
Sawcut and remove concrete and asphalt to accommodate trenching operations for new site utilities.
Excavate existing soils at depth to allow installations of new underground utilities.
Install new sewer lines to accommodate new restrooms and future services.
Install new main water lines to accommodate new restrooms and future services.
Install new electrical duct banks to accommodate new powering of stadium equipment.
Install new pad mount transformers to accommodate new powering of stadium equipment.
Install new secondary conduits to feed stadium lighting.
Install new secondary conduits to feed new stadium scoreboard.
Install new secondary conduits to feed stadium PA system.
Install new secondary conduits to feed new out building.
Install new natural gas line for future use.
Backfill and compact all trenches.
Install new asphalt at trenches where necessary.
Install new concrete at trenches where necessary.
Safety for the crews
Availability of supplies
Grading & Flatwork
This stage is where our foundations start to really come together! Here we will:
Excavate new footings for stadium lighting.
Install new caisson tubes to accommodate footings.
Place concrete and J-bolts at all footings.
Grade existing stadium field to prepare for new turf or grass.
Grade existing surfaces to prepare for new concrete and flatwork.
Install new forms to accommodate concrete placing.
Place new concrete to accommodate new stadium seating and outbuilding.
Once concrete is cured, place new prefabricated outbuilding.
The safety of our crew
The health and safety of the athletes that will play on the field.
It’s time for the final stage! Furnishings!!! In this stage we’re going to install a lot of new things!
Install new stadium lights.
Install new scoreboard.
Install new stadium field turf or grass.
Install new stadium seating.
Install new stadium accessory furnishings.
Continued safety of the installation crew