Q. When will work begin on Phase 1?
A: We intend to break ground in late Spring of 2023. We do not need to wait until we have all the funds to begin the project.
Q: How long will it take for Phase 1 to be complete?
A: Actual construction will likely take approx. 9 months to complete. Estimated completion date is Winter 2024.
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 $3.8 mil.
Q: What is the projected cost of the Master Plan?
A: Projected cost for Master Plan is between $7-9 mil.
is our fundraising goal?
goal is to raise $2 mil by the end of 2024.
can I give to this project?
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 through 2024. Once you have completed a
pledge card, you can make contributions to the building fund on Elexio or by
writing a check.
do I make a pledge?
cards can be picked up at the building campaign table in the fellowship hall. You can fulfill your pledge by making regular contributions to the building fund, either through Elexio or with a check in the offering plate, designated to the building fund. You can also email Barb Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
much will congregational giving need to increase for us to meet our $ 2 mil
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.
the church pursue financing to fund this project?
we meet our fundraising goal of $ 2 mil, we are still projecting another $1.8 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.
Q: Do we currently have any debt?
A: No, the mortgage on the existing building was paid off on February 3, 2022.
Q: Why isn't the whole parking lot being built into Phase One?
A: We have delayed a portion of the parking lot for later phases to direct additional funds toward building improvements in Phase One. The entire parking lot could be built during Phase One if funds are available. The larger parking becomes a greater priority (requirement) with an enlarged sanctuary in later phases.
Q: What will we do if we raise more money than our $2 mil goal?
A: We will have more options including take on less debt and/or adding more work to our Phase One project.
Q: I still have more questions! Where do I go?
A: For questions about the building campaign, contact Chris Hershey. For questions about the building plans and phasing, contact Glyn Boone.