Thank you to all who participated in our feasibility study. The results were strong. Our consultants remarked that the participation rate in the survey and the willingness to participate were far higher than they usually see for parishes. The health of our congregation and its generosity continue to impress! Based on the strong results, the vestry has voted to move forward with a capital campaign.
Based on the results of the study, the vestry also has determined to adjust the goal of the campaign. We tested a goal of $1.8 million. We have set a primary goal for the campaign of $823,000. While the goal we set is lower than the goal we tested, we also view this as a win. It is far better to set a realistic goal than to reach beyond our means. In the coming weeks we will be meeting with our architect and engineers to talk about scale and to select the projects we will be able to fund.
We anticipate launching the public phase of the campaign in early 2019, in time for the celebrations of our church’s 150th anniversary. In the meantime we will be building the capital campaign committee and growing the building committee, both of which will work with the vestry on the project. Thank you to all who volunteered to serve. We will need many volunteers to make this campaign a success!
You can read the executive summary of the feasibility study results by clicking here. (Full copies are available, on request, in the parish office).