Hi. Because of technical difficulties, I was unable to post last week’s remodeling project update here. So I’m posting two in a row, the one from 10/5 and the one from 10/12 right after it. -Andy B.
Remodeling Project Update from the Pastor: 500/100/3
God gives in abundance beyond our imagination, and asks only that we accept the gifts that are offered. In response to God’s grace, we give to further God’s mission. A few years ago, Evelyn McNabb gave to God through remembering Campbell UMC in her estate plan, and her gift has blessed the congregation toward enhancing the hospitality spaces of the building.
You and I now have an opportunity to share in Evelyn’s gift, also. The beautiful new entryway is budgeted at around $100,000 above the remaining amount of Evelyn’s gift. (By the way, experienced fundraisers say you should plan from 5 – 10% above budgeted cost, just to be safe.) So here are three numbers for you – 500 / 100 / 3.
Check this out – there are about 500 households that comprise Campbell, and about 3 months left on the project. If each of those households gave $100 per month over those 3 months above and beyond our regular discipleship giving, the remodeling project will be fully funded and have enough for the cost overruns, in case they occur. Any money left over would then be used to furnish and decorate the new entryway and fellowship hall.
If you would like to help, please clearly mark your contributions “Remodeling Project” on the memo line or the envelope itself.
Trustees chair Chris Upp, architect Jack Hood, and general contractor Morris Dock are each ready and willing to answer whatever questions you have about the project. You might consider inviting one of them to your class or small group to share their information. This is such an exciting time for Campbell UMC, and I am so grateful for this congregation’s phenomenal faithfulness!
Shalom, Andy B.
Remodeling Update from the Pastor – October 12, 2009
A minor setback has caused a bit of a delay in the timeline for the remodeling project. It means that the new entryway is not quite ready to begin, and work is still focused on the interior sections of the project. Plumbing and lighting work is continuing this week.
Financially, in just two weeks we have already shared over $8,000 toward the remaining cost of the project! Wow! Remember the numbers – 500/100/3. If all 500 households of CUMC could manage $100 extra per month over the 3 months of the project, we will have the entire budget covered easily. Just mark your gifts, “Remodeling Project.”
Finally, we are scheduled to have a golf cart operating in the parking lot beginning this Sunday morning, in order to bring people from their cars to the west door, easing the walking distance for those arriving for worship and Sunday School. Yes that’s right, through all of this we are still having church! That is, after all, the number one priority.