Dear St. Francis Family,
Over the years as your rector, we have addressed several issues related to our physical building and grounds. I remember when I first arrived, the thought of raising funds for a new parking lot seemed insurmountable. And yet we did it along with some other needed projects. Several years after later the roof began leaking inside the Nave, and we were again able to raise funds to make the necessary repairs.
Now the time has come again. The two heating and air conditioning units in our Church are showing their age, and one needs significant repairs. We are in a strong position to begin raising funds now for the eventual time when those units will need to be replaced. In addition, we have a few smaller projects in the Church that need addressing, and the Vestry has rolled them into this same fundraising plan.
This fundraiser is different in that it is proactive. We are raising funds for a large expenditure that we will have in the future. I personally believe this is good stewardship because when the time comes we won’t be reacting to an emergency.
Please take the time to review the projects, estimated costs, and various levels that people can give at. Donations can either be made in a lump sum, or monthly over five years. I thank you for all the support you have given St. Francis over the years, and I trust that together we will address this project for the future.
Round up to $60,000 goal for incidentals and inflation
Current Gifts = $5,200/Year
Current Cash on Hand = $2800
Ways to Give:
Feedback from Stewardship Committee and Congregational Meeting: