DEEPER ROOTS: BUILDING CAMPAIGN

2021 is our 25th year as a congregation here on the west end of Lancaster. A big part of our celebration this year has been looking ahead to the next 25 years of life together, and our yearning to deepen our roots on this corner and in God’s Kingdom as we serve each other and our community. If you’ve been here for any length of time, you have probably already experienced how our current physical space barely accommodates the congregation we currently are. That is why we are eager to share with you how our Building Team has worked to address the major deficiencies of our current campus and come up with a plan for future growth. Please take some time to learn more about our Deeper Roots building campaign. 

Deeper roots: Media

Please use the videos below  to learn more about our Deeper Roots building campaign

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frequently asked questions

Q: I missed the launch sessions. Is there any way to access the zoom session or powerpoint slides? 

A: You can find recordings of the zoom launch session posted with the videos above. These videos include the powerpoint slides, explanations of our building plans, fundraising goals, and a challenge to see generosity as an essential part of our discipleship... If you would like to view the powerpoint slides only, click here


Q. When will work begin on Phase 1?   

A: Completing the final design and obtaining all required permits could take 9-12 months.  Estimated start date is Fall 2022.   


Q: How long will it take for Phase 1 to be complete?  

A: Actual construction will likely take 9-12 months to complete.  Estimated completion date is Fall 2023.  


Q: How long will it take for us to complete the Master Plan?  

A: This is mostly dependent on congregational giving.  If there is sufficient funding, continued work on the master plan could commence soon after phase 1 is complete.  However, it may be necessary to delay continued work on master plan until sufficient funds have been raised.  


Q: What is the projected cost for Phase 1?  

A: Projected cost for phase 1 is $3.5 mil.  


Q: What is the projected cost of the Master Plan?  

A: Projected cost for Master Plan is between $7-9 mil. 


Q: What is our fundraising goal? 

A: Our goal is to raise $2 mil by the end of 2024. 

 

Q: How can I give to this project? 

A: The first thing you should do is complete a pledge card indicating how much you can contribute to the building campaign over and above your regular giving for the next 3 years.  Once you have completed a pledge card, you can make contributions to the building fund on Elexio or by writing a check. 

 

Q: How do I make a pledge? 

A: Pledge cards can be picked up at the building campaign table in the narthex.  Completed pledge cards should be mailed to the church or dropped in the offering plates no later than Sunday, Nov. 21st


Q: If I currently give to the Building Fund on a regular basis, should my pledge include this amount? 

A: Yes, your pledge should reflect the total amount you expect to give to the Building Fund over the pledge period. For example, if you currently give $100 per month to the Fund and intend to give an additional $200 per month in support of the capital campaign, indicate $300 per month on your pledge card.

 

Q: How much will congregational giving need to increase for us to meet our $ 2 mil goal? 

A: Giving will need to increase by an estimated 70% over and above current giving for the next 3 years for us to raise $2 mil by the end of 2024.

 

Q: Will the church pursue financing to fund this project? 

A: If we meet our fundraising goal of $ 2 mil, we are still projecting another $1.5 mil in phase 1 costs that would need to be financed.  Any decision related to increasing the church's current debt would need to be approved by the congregation.  


For a more complete list of questions and answers, click here