Jesus taught, “you cannot put new wine into old wineskins…” New wine needs new wineskins, renewed joy needs renewed vessels.
Renewed Joy, Renewed Vessels Capital Appeal Update
Pledges continue to arrive and we are just about at $3.5 million in commitments. Thanks be to God for this collective generosity. Many are also making arrangements to give now, which will help as we embark on the maintenance work in the historic sanctuary that is a part of this project. The first major task is the restoration of the stained glass windows. A Minnesota company has provided a strong bid which will tend to all the windows, repairing, renewing and adding new protective covering. This part of the project will begin late spring, so we are moving forward.
The Building Renewal Task Force continues their work. The design concepts and budget details are at the center of their work. Updated drawings that will guide the project are being prepared and members of the team will be available later in the month and into February to visit with you and seek your input after worship. In early March we will be ready with more detailed drawings, some material samples and budget details. We are now looking to hire the general contractor, and will also seek a third party review of the plans for cost saving opportunities.
The goal remains to be transparent, and now that the capital appeal response was so amazing, and the New Year is here, we are on to the next step on the path to a renewed mission forward facility.
Renewed Joy, Renewed Vessels Capital Appeal Materials
Building Renewal Architect Images
To see the architect renderings of the new facility, download this pdf.
Building Renewal Task Force
Hazel Reinhardt, chair