St. Paul United Church of ChristCapital Improvement ProjectPresented at Annual Congregational MeetingJanuary 20, 2013
Capital Improvement Team: • Tom Harder, chair • Doug Beck • Dean Brough • Mary Lou Clark • Barry Cochran • John Crosser • Jane Freimark • Dennis Kersten • Nadine Thompson • Pastor Kyle Timmons • Pastor Dave Voll
Three Proposed Phases:(in order of priority) • Stained Glass Window Coverings/Repair • Cleaning/Tuckpointing/Sealing of Exterior Stone • New Windows for Educational Unit
Projected Cost:(in today’s dollars…) Approximately $150,000 for the entire project. (Depending on how long it takes to begin, roughly 3% may be added to reflect current costs at the time of construction.) Thankfully we already have over $8000 in the Capital Improvement Fund!
The project will begin… …when we have 50% of the needed funds.
Financial Support/Fundraising: • “Second Mile” Offerings to Capital Improvement Fund (in addition to regular church offerings) • Fundraising Events: • Swiss Steak Dinner • Rummage Sale • Table Sale • Other? • Memorial Gifts
Support With Special Gifts:Pyramid of Giving $10,000 gifts x 5 = $50,000 $7,500 gifts x 4 = $30,000 $5,000 gifts x 5 = $25,000 $2,500 gifts x 10 = $25,000 $1,000 gifts x 10 = $10,000 $500 gifts x 10 = $5,000 M i s c e l l a n e o u s = $5,000
Scriptural Foundations: • “Zeal for Your House consumes me!” (Psalm 69:9) • “The Lord said to Moses, ‘You are to receive an offering for me from each (person) whose heart prompts him to give.” (Exodus 25:1-2) • “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10) • “Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. Even more will be asked of the person who is supposed to take care of much.” (Luke 12:48. NIRV) • “Well done, good and faithful servant!” (1 Cor. 19:17a)
Our Goals: • To respond to God’s call to be faithful stewards of our gifts and of this place; • To have our church facility be a beautiful beacon of light, hope, and faith to our church family and our community; • To enjoy and appreciate having a well-used and energy-efficient place of worship; • And to leave a functional and well-maintained house of God as a blessing to the future generations of St. Paul United Church of Christ.