Holy Communion’s Next 150

Thanks to your generosity, we have recently completed the renovation of our church. New heating, cooling, lighting, sound systems, and flooring have been installed. The flooring includes a beautiful labyrinth (see an image by scrolling down). A portion of our historic pews have been refinished and converted to moveable benches. The rest of our seating are stackable liturgical chairs, allowing for greater flexibility and accessibility. Additionally the upstairs restrooms were entirely renovated, and the larger was made fully ADA compliant with an automatic opener.

Still to come:

  • Pipe Organ: Our organ builder, Robert Dial is completing the renovation of our historic 1924 Möller pipe organ, Opus 4022 which incorporates pipes from an even older 1893 Farrand and Votey organ. It should be re-installed in early 2020. For the first time a pipe screen will showcase pipes that can be seen from the congregation. (You can read more about the organ project here).
  • Stained Glass: The artist Cbabi Bayoc is sketching designs for new stained-glass for our chapel. His designs will be fabricated by Emil Frei Studios of Saint Louis, and the first stained glass featuring people of color will be installed later this year.
  • Further Kitchen Updates: We have a small bit of work to finish in our kitchen so that it can be commercially certified, the building committee will be finalizing plans for that work in the coming weeks.

Campaign fundraising update

We are pleased to announce a new total for our capital campaign. Thanks to some generous stretching we have received an additional $70,000 in giving with brings our new total to $929,825. Thank you for your generosity! Together we have made this campaign a success.  We are living into our values and investing in our future. Thank you for making this work possible!

You can pledge online by clicking here.

Take a look at our campaign brochure by clicking here.

Capital Campaign Video:

Go deeper: videos and materials from earlier stages of the campaign.

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The work begins! Some of the 120+ year old pipework which will be refurbished and reused in our new organ was removed today, the first step in our Next 150 capital campaign work!

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Above you can see some of our historic pipework which has been removed to be refurbished and incorporated into our new organ.

History of the campaign

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion reached its 150th anniversary in January of 2019. Such a milestone is an opportunity to celebrate and to reflect.

Beginning in Spring of 2018, our vestry led a discernment process. We gathered one to one, in small groups, and in large meetings. In that same fall of 2018 we released a feasibility study to the parish asking “How can we make smart investments that help us live into our mission for the next 150 years?”

The results of the feasibility study were strong and identified important priorities. Those priorities lead to the campaign itself.