Celebration for Paving “The Way” to New Possibilities
On Sunday May 21, we CELEBRATED…
… that we formally conclude our capital campaign and recognize all that we accomplished!!
We toasted ourselves and our church and enjoyed some refreshments at coffee hour after service.
We conpleted our paving “The Way” into the future campaign.
The annual budget covers our operating expenses. However, we hadprojects that we have identified that go beyond the scope of our annual budget and need our attention now. A successful Capital Campaign is allowing us to reach our goal.
The capital campaign is still in process. The Steering Committee for the Capital Campaign has been working diligently to keep the congregation informed as to where we are in the process of this campaign. THANK YOU TO CHRIS GANN FOR OUR MAGNIFICIENT POSTER. We have been overwhelmed with the donations from some of our members to already fund some of our “wishes” from the listening sessions. We now have the beautiful Baby Grand Piano and the Chair Lift to the balcony.
The projects have been identified for our capital campaign money. The Brochure is available for viewing on the website. We are collecting the pledges that were made and work is under way. The Steeple repair is completed!!! No more leaks. The Security system is installed and operating. Portico REDO is completed thanks to an additional grant from the Connecticut Historical Preservation Society, which generously gave ECC $15,000 towards this project. Your committee continues to pursue all avenues!!!
Steeple Repair COMPLETED SUMMER OF 2014
Repair Portico Floor COMPLETED JANUARY 2015
Painting Exterior of Sanctuary COMPLETED AUGUST OF 2016
Painting of Interior Ceiling in balcony COMPLETED MARCH 2015
Lighting under balcony COMPLETED
Refurbishing some bells DONE
Handicap Unisex Bathroom COMPLETED AUGUST 2015
Security System COMPLETED
Commercial refrigerator/freezer COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATO PURCHASED IN JANUARY 2017 FREEZER PURCHASED FEBRUARY 2017
Multimedia classroom/curriculum PURCHASED 50″ FLAT SCREEN TV FOR MEETING ROOM.
Wireless WiFi IN PLACE
Pave Back Parking Lot and the entire parking lot and sidewalks WE RECEIVED ENOUGH FUNDS TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT IN SUMMER OF 2018.THANKS TO THE RICHARD SMYTH ENDOWMENT FUND
Mission including Loaves and Fishes, Enfield Food Shelf, Habitat for Humanity, Our Church’s Wider Mission FIRST PAYMENTS DELIVERED TO EACH MISSION -MARCH 2015, SECOND PAYMENT IN jANUARY 2017
The cost ot complete all of these projects is approximatlely $200,000. WE HAVE AT THIS TIME, PLEDGES OF 167,000 FROM OUR CONGREGATION! IN ADDITION THE $25,000 GRANT FROM THE CT HISTORICAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY.
Isn’t it an exciting tIme to see what we can accomplish together!!
Patsy Bjorling MDiv.-Conference Consultant