In Order to Shine!
It is time to get our house in order...in order to shine. For two years, we have prayed, planned, and prepared knowing Jesus admonished us, “…Your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father” (Matthew 5:16).
The response to our Beacon of Hope Feasibility Study was remarkable. Although there was generous support for all of our needs, a clear preference for getting our current facilities in order was expressed with great passion from a few to eliminate our debt. Hearing you and incorporating these preferences, our Beacon of Hope campaign is stronger because of you!
Our buildings facilitate our service and mission. They must function well for us to effectively fulfill God’s plan to deepen our encounter with Him and to be a Beacon of Hope for others.
- Heating, air conditioning, roof, walls, windows, parking lot, and playground are in need of repair or replacement.
- Meeting rooms, offices, and storage areas are maxed out. For groups and organizations, we need to improve the function of Schindler Hall.
- For those seeking God, we need an enhanced feeling of welcome in our worship space to aid us as we elevate our minds and hearts toward God.
- New preschool classrooms for our young families are needed, too.
- All of the above by reaching our Primary Goal. And, if we were to reach our Possibility Goal, we will build a new, large Parish Activity Center.
Our Primary Goal: $4,500,000
We are in the strongest financial position for our community ever! With money in savings, reduced maintenance and utility costs, and reduced debt payments, a successful $4,500,000 campaign will enable us to meet most of our needs (including HVAC, weatherproofing, meeting space, offices, storage, worship, as well as four new preschool classrooms).
Our Possibility Goal: $5,900,000
If we were to do extraordinarily well and reach $5,900,000 in gifts and pledges, we would be able to build a new Parish Activity Center/Gym. In both cases, we will be debt free by June, 2024.
- Starts Now: Capital campaign starts now and takes place over the summer/early fall.
- This summer, New Playground; Repave the parking lot, and Weatherproof Facilities.
- Pledges and Gifts received in September.
- With grace, grit, generosity, and gladness of hearts, we celebrate in October!
Ways to Give to the Campaign:
- Offertory Envelopes (cash or check). Beacon of Hope envelopes will be included in your bi-monthly Offertory envelope packet to be mailed mid-October.
- Appreciated Property (stocks, bonds, real estate, etc) or charitable distributions from an IRA
- Online Giving via parish website with bank account or credit card. Instructions and link provided below. Important: A new Profile will need to be set up for Beacon of Hope donations even if you already use online giving for Stewardship donations.