Holy Communion’s Next 150

The day has come! Your vestry signed a contract and we received a permit to begin our renovations. In the coming weeks areas of Holy Communion will be cordoned off as the work begins updating our sanctuary, upstairs bathrooms, and kitchen. We will be worshipping in Mitchell Hall for most of the fall season, and our Forum and breakfast will be happening downstairs in the undercroft space.

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 $926,825. 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!

Listen to the conversation from September 15 with our architect.

Capital Campaign Video:

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

July Update:

In the past few weeks, you may have noticed that our organ is missing! The work envisioned in our Next 150 capital campaign is underway. Much of the pipework and the console itself (the keyboards and controls) have been removed from the church to be restored. Several months from now they will return as part of our new organ.

We are also working with our architect, Dan Stauder, to move closer to construction on the renovations in our sanctuary, lounge restrooms, and kitchen. Your vestry wardens, treasurer, and I have prepared a letter to explain where we are with the campaign. We had a bit of a setback when the construction bids all came in significantly higher than our budget.

Dan Stauder, the vestry, and the building committee met to begin to revise the scope of the project. This setback is forcing us to be even better stewards of the resources you have entrusted to us. We remain excited about the project ahead. We are anxious to get moving on the next phase of the work.

You can read our full letter by clicking here.

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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.

The vestry is currently working to revise plans with our architect to ensure we are able to accomplish our vision. If you have not yet pledged, or you are able to “stretch” with us, you can use the link below to pledge (or add to your pledge).

If you are able to help us stretch our budget, more of the work will be realized.

Take a look at our campaign brochure by clicking here.

Speak with the rector or campaign leadership to make or stretch your pledge today. You can pledge online by clicking here.

More about the campaign

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion has reached its 150th anniversary. 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. This past fall 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. We now ask you to contribute to the Capital Campaign for Holy Communion’s Next 150. 

Take a look at the photos from the kickoff event on February 24!
Photos from the Kickoff are available on Flickr. Click here for the full album.