Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Carrolton TX was one of the most creative customers we’ve ever come across. EMR was blessed with much more than their business. We were witness to their awesome attitude during their elevator modernization down time.
“The force is strong with you stair walker!”
Earlier this year EMR was hired by the church to perform a complete modernization of their elevator controller, original machine and fixtures. The kicker was, it was their ONLY elevator to their 750 students and 600 members and staff. No matter what frustration is usually expected.
Our project team notified the church of the lead time for proper accommodations. Without delay they prepared in the most unusual way. They first voted on a character of the elevator and decided to rename it “Darth Elevator”.
Then they got full size Darth Elevator posters and life-size standups to keep the encouragement up until the modernization was complete in September 2018.
They had Darth hang out in front of the elevator throughout the entire construction phase to remind everyone of the “elevator to come”. The poster looked similar to a movie poster that said “coming September 2018….”
The congregation and staff were so happy to finally have their elevator back in full service that Pastor Micha Miller brought Darth on stage the first Sunday in September “drop kicked” Darth. It was a delight for the entire church!
This unexpected great attitude during this “down-time” was inspiring to not only the third-party observers but to all of us involved.
Every day we all come across “down times” but it’s inspiring to say the least when an entire congregation practices this together. It’s a good reminder that we could all prepare ourselves for a joyful heart.