St. John Windfall wanted to continue the vision of our forefathers and enhance the Church and its mission further, by updating and improving our facilities. Thus, after much prayer and consultation, we embarked on a three-year campaign to undertake improvements needed to provide for current and future ministries.
The Growing Together 2017 capital campaign was launched on July 9, 2017 to raise funds and awareness for sanctuary improvements, new restrooms, new windows, administrative and education re-work, and a kitchen addition. Pledge cards were due on September 9th, and we held our Celebration Sunday on September 10th. Thanks to the generosity of your pledges, St. John will be able to secure a loan for $400,000.
Pastor and Elders recently met with the architect to discuss next steps. In the home gatherings, Pastor discussed the financial need of $700,000 for phase one and what would occur if the congregation was unable to reach this goal. Based on the pledges received, the team and the architect determined a reconciliation of phase one with a smaller budget. The priorities within this reconciliation remain aligned with the original congregational survey conducted by the study committee: new restrooms, kitchen/fellowship hall, and new windows through the building. Pastor and elders authorized the architect to proceed to the next step.
St. John is now in the Schematic Design phase of the project. This means in addition to building upon our priorities and conceptual designs from 2016, the architect will:
Include the preparation and coordination of estimates as determined by contractors to assist with the development of a final project scope.
Prepare plans, elevations, sections, and coordinate the development of a project narrative.
St. John leaders will continue to update you on the capital campaign’s progress on the church website at http://www.stjohnwindfall.church/capital-campaign.html, as well as in weekly church bulletins and monthly newsletters. Please keep the mission of St. John Lutheran Church (Windfall) and the capital campaign to further this mission in your prayers.