"There's always delays in construction," said Karen Dunn, owner of Poway Transmissions, who is part of a small group at the church who is working on raising funds for the project.
Work on the sewer system is still being done, Dunn
said the church is now aiming to be finished with the project, which includes both the new building and a courtyard, in the spring.
The historic chapel, despite being 128 years old, is still in regular use by several churches and for weddings and other religious ceremonies.
Using it can be difficult, however, as there are no restrooms in the chapel, so the main church must be opened up for bathroom use during events.
"This will make the community able to use (the chapel) without the expense of opening the big building," said Dunn
The new annex building will look very similar to the historic chapel, complete with it's iconic steeple.
The 624-square-foot building will match the historic chapel's exterior materials and colors.
It will have both restrooms and a space for brides and bridal parties to change and prepare for weddings, as well as a storage space.
"This was the only way to add restrooms and a wedding room," said Dunn
"I think they did a great job with the design in making it not stand out."
said the church would also be holding a grand reopening celebration once the project is finished.
The courtyard will include stone benches, tiles purchased by donors and landscaping.
It will be used for receptions and as a quiet place where people can meditate and relax, Dunn