Growing into Our Second Century
Yes, the long-awaited capital campaign has finally arrived! This fall we’re celebrating the 90th anniversary of the dedication of our home at Hillview Avenue and Mountain Way. And in three short years we’ll celebrate the parish’s 100th anniversary. From now until Advent, much of our focus will be on the campaign and its successful completion in early December. Here are a few things you should know.
Advance work for the capital campaign started during the summer months as we worked to produce print materials for the campaign. And on September 9 gift worker volunteers from the parish will be trained by our Episcopal Church Foundation consultant for their work visiting parish households.
The Capital Campaign and our Annual Stewardship Campaign to fund next year’s ministries will be combined. Each household will be asked to make both a 2019 stewardship pledge and a commitment to the Capital Campaign when they’re visited.
To highlight the critical work to be done with the funds we raise, tours of the church are planned for Sunday, September 23 following worship at 9 am and 11 am. Fr. Paul and George Coogan will guide you through each of the planned projects (restoration of the West wall and belltower, remediation of drainage issues, and repairs to the nave’s crumbling concrete mullions that house our leaded glass windows) to explain each in full. If you’re feeling a bit fuzzy about the whys and wherefores of these projects, this is a great opportunity to gain clarity on the work we seek to do.
A new bulletin board highlighting the Capital Campaign is going up at the top of the Hillview stairs to provide information as we launch the campaign. You’ll be able to turn to it from week to week to get helpful information and track the progress of the campaign as it unfolds.
An official Kick-Off Event for the campaign will be held on the evening of Saturday, October 20. Hold that date and plan to attend this important event. Everyone will receive more details on this party in the coming weeks.