E-pistle- June 2, 2017

Now that the restoration of the Rose Window has been completed, along with significant structural repairs to the interior and exterior of the building, we are pleased to report that Phase 2 of the Living Stones Campaign to improve our cathedral is underway.

Living Stones Capital Campaign Update, June, 2017

The campaign pledges to date (including the sale of the deanery) total $1,717,067 and the amount collected to date totals $1,227,953. The balance of individual pledges to be collected totals $494,339.

The second installment of our pledge to Camp Bishopswood has been fulfilled.

Pledge payments that are on schedule or ahead of schedule help with cash flow and planning.

 Thank you!

For those who have not yet contributed to the campaign, please know that It is not too late!

Now that the restoration of the Rose Window has been completed, along with significant structural repairs to the interior and exterior of the building, we are pleased to report that Phase 2 of the Living Stones Campaign to improve our cathedral is underway.

The Vestry has unanimously approved two recommendations from the Buildings and Grounds Committee to begin the next phase of improvements:

  • To repair and restore the two lancet windows on the East wall (these windows appear beneath the Rose Window on each side of the reredos). The stained glass is in great need of repair and the wooden framing surrounding the windows is rotting and in need of replacement. This work will complete the structural repairs currently needed on the East wall. A generous grant from the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust will cover a portion of the costs of these repairs.
  • To install pew cushions in the nave and chapel pews. These custom cushions will significantly enhance the St. Luke’s experience for all visitors – parishioners, concert and event attendees, wedding and funeral attendees, etc. by making our pews more comfortable and making our space more welcoming. The cushions are manufactured with special foam that has very low sound absorption in order to minimize any impacts on the acoustics within the building.

Repairs to the lancet windows and installation of the pew cushions will occur in the coming months.

Plans for the kitchen renovation are currently under the review of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. Quotes have been obtained for various pieces of major equipment including refrigeration, range, and ventilation hood installation.

There are significant issues with installation of a suitable ventilation system, which needs to be matched by the range type (gas or electric) and range capacity. This will require installation of ductwork on the outside of the parish hall.

There is also significant additional work required to upgrade the space, such as additional work to stabilize and level the floor, new sinks and countertop, ceiling, and flooring.

We have also obtained cost estimates for the installation of new bathrooms. Work on the kitchen renovation and bathroom installation will be determined by cash flow projections and the fulfillment of pledge payments.

Please do not hesitate to be in touch with either of us with questions, or if you would like to make a contribution to the Living Stones Campaign.

With continued thanks for your generosity and support,

Claire Hammen and John Watson

Capital Campaign Co-chairs

 
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Post Date: Friday, June 02, 2017 12:01 PM