"The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ." Ephesians 4:11-13
Capital Campaign Update
The Big Red Roof, A Capital Campaign Update
Capital Campaign Co-Chairs: Lisa Davis, Peter Crump,
Laurie & Raleigh Jones
The Capital Campaign has now moved beyond the "campaign" and is moving into the pledge fulfillment phase. Pledges of all sizes have been received, from $100 to $30,000 with an average of $3,675 from 196 households. As of February 28, 2017, we have received $213,640.79 (30%), with $21,364.08 (105 of total receipts) earmarked for Mission. The congregation responded with strong enthusiasm and faith.
The Building and Grounds Committee is working with the roofing consultants (SRI) to collect bids for replacing the roof this summer. The bids are expected in April when the roofing contractor will be selected. The work is anticipated to begin in August.
Two additions have been made to the original roof plan presented last summer. A new feature included in the bid request is a stipulation for 1,300 square feet of metal roof on the south facing CE wing to allow for the installation of 20kw of solar power generation. Another revision is the installation of conduit for the future control wiring required by the more advanced LED light fixtures in the sanctuary. A roofing contractor will be hired for this process and be coordinated with the roofers as it needs to be completed after the existing 2.5" nail base is removed and prior to the installation of the 3.5 nail-base. The roof color has been selected and is very close to our current red, perhaps a slightly deeper red with more definition since the shingles are thicker. We will also have a new eave-edge system designed to eliminate blockage of the vented nail-base which currently creates ice-buildup at the gutters.
The Finance Committee has planned to pay for all projects without loans. The hail storm last summer brought an insurance settlement, which will be put toward the roof replacement costs, reducing the amount required from campaign funds. We will cover project costs through reserves if the money is not in yet. The reserves will be replenished as the we receive the gifts over the next 3 years.
Thank you for your pledges! If you haven't had the opportunity and would like to contribute, pledges are still being accepted. As we move forward with pledge fulfillment, we can refurbish our building and contribute to mission opportunities. Projects will be completed as gifts become available, and exciting changes are coming.