Westminster Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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"TELLING TIME" for Westminster
Sanctuary Renovation Update
Renovation has begun! Worship will be in South Hall until the renovation work is complete. The tentative completion date is July 14th.
During the congregational meeting on January 29, 2012, it was discussed that the amount of pledging covered the sanctuary renovation, and replacing the roofing on the Sanctuary and middle section of the church. The South Hall roofing (and skylights) were put on hold due to insufficient funds pledged during the campaign. Jack Stine indicated his willingness to talk to various members of the congregation in hopes of raising additional funds (above and beyond that all ready pledged to the campaign) to put towards the South Hall roof. We are pleased to announce that this effort has raised approximately $50,000 above and beyond the Telling Time Campaign for the sole purpose of completing the South Hall roof including new skylights. We can now complete all of our roofing work thanks to this additional fundraising effort.
The current amount pledged in the Telling Time Campaign is $710,000. Mike Moses has agreed to be our construction manager.
UPDATE FROM THE CONGREGATIONAL MEETING- JANUARY 29, 2012
Elected Julie Glavin, Judy Thompson, Jerry Iwachiw, Laura Shields, and John Karcher to 3 year Session terms; Mike Moses to a 1 year term and Haley Fieldhouse to a 1 year youth elder term.
Elected as Deacons to 3 year terms: Joyce McDaniel, Connie Kann, Christine Cangiano, Brad Fuhs, Jim Yackel, Chris Foltz, David Carter, Glenn Rhodes. Ron Robbins
The Pastor’s compensation was approved at 2011, with higher benefits mandated by Presbytery.
Capital Campaign Chair Sandy Kauffman reported current pledges for the Telling Time into the Hands of the Future totaled, nearly $740,000. First Fruits giving totaled over $170,000. A follow-up committee will keep the congregation informed as to updates on additional pledges and income. He thanked the over 100 volunteers who worked on the campaign, especially Sara Sweeney for her outstanding work.
Tom Ogren, chair of the Sanctuary Renovation Team, assisted by team member Mike Moses, described the team’s research and planning for the past year.
They proposed the following budget: From a budget of pledges of $740,000:
Church Interiors and Cargill costs (design and campaign) $40,000
Security and Fire Alarm Upgrades 10,000
Middle Section Roof Replacement 66,000
Interest ($500K, 3 Year loan without prepay) 47,000
Sanctuary Improvements (Including roof) 534,269
Computer Replacements 15,000
Amount in reserve $ 27,731
Tom Ogren said South Hall roof and sky lights are “on hold,” that pews with a cushioned seat were preferred, that a construction loan would be arranged, but there would be no mortgage. ADA doors could be added from interest saved as pledges are paid. South Hall is used for worship in the interim. It was moved, seconded and agreed unanimously to accept the capital improvements as described, with Session responsible for working out the details. One speaker suggested that the congregation be asked for more pledges so the whole project could be completed at one time.
THANK YOU!- Taking Time for ”Telling Time”
Thank you, thank you to all the volunteers who have said, “Yes!” when asked to assist with an aspect of the capital campaign. Thanks also to the 175 members who took the time to complete the questionnaire asking their opinions, and the 44 persons who came to the church to meet with consultant Dr. Branson Isley prior to Session’s decision to go ahead with plans to raise funds for renovation.
The effort requires lots of work—and more volunteers are being recruited. If you would like to help, please call the church office or one of the following committee members:
Chairing the campaign are Steve Bolanowski and Sandy Kauffman, with Sara Sweeney as coordinator.
The Ministry Emphasis Team is chaired by Terry and Nancy Quinn and Ken and Peg Schoon. Their emphasis is the importance of regular giving to the ministries of the church. On their team are Frank and Barbara Berzinis, Steve Curran, Elizabeth Curvey, Jackie DeRosa, Chuck Lansdowne, Tom and Ronda Reynolds, Ron and Barbara Robbins and Mike York.
The Vision Awareness group, focuses on the importance of ministry to individual church families, and finds answers to questions from the congregation about the campaign and renovation plans. Mary Lou DiCostanza, Steve Enochs, Sonja Ross, John and Laura Shields assist.
Groups that already exist in the church will provide Spiritual Leadership. They include Health and Healing Ministry, Stephen Ministers and Acorns. Members will join all of us in prayer as we seek to find God’s purpose for us.
Chairing Advance Cultivation are Ann and Doug Williams and Susan and David Radovich. They’ll host small group gatherings in homes. Also hosting are John Anderson and Lyn McHie, Pete and Cathy Bomberger, Bill and Ellen Cunningham, Ron and Mary Lomey, Chris and Therese Morfas, and Peter and Heleine VanDyke.
Nancy Echterling, Michael Otic, Jim and Ann Severa, Tim Vick, Jean VanKeppel will make follow up calls to people who have not committed to the campaign. They’re led by Tom and Alice Jenkins.
Reports to the congregation about the status of receipts over the three years of the commitments and explaining the purpose of the campaign to new members falls to Jim and Erna Yackel, Dennis and Sharon Orr, Gene and Paula Estill, Tom Paliga and Richard and Barbara Grevengoed.
Hospitality includes a large and active crew of Ed and Sue Harrison, Dave and Linda Branson, Dave and Patty Dawes, Dan and Annalisa Blue, Jim and Debbe Blue, April Cafmeyer, Ruth Fauth, Bill Fiegle, Kim and Diane Karlen, Belva Knight and Barbara Pickel. Thank them for the treats at gatherings.
Our children and youth will join Jean Dixon, Mike and Dana Wood, Kathleen Boyle, Christine Cangiano, Dale and Amanda Fieldhouse, Jerry and Christina Cangiano, Brett and Tricia Shelton for their ideas for the campaign.
Communicating through newsletters, letters, Staying Connected, weekly bulletins, a DVD are Ellen Cunningham, Bob Curvey, LuAnn Franklin, John Higley, Art and Judy Thompson, chaired by Jane Bomberger and Betty Curvey.
Making sure the material about the campaign gets to the congregation are Chairs Sara Monroe, and Wendy Borbely, Alan Carlson, Carol Lukes, Barbara McKinney, Ruth Norton and Robin Webber.