God has blessed us with an abundance of love and life worshiping together in our beautiful Christ Church sanctuary for the past seventy years. Previous generations invested in various renovation and enlargement projects as our congregation grew over time, and now it’s time for us to do our part for future generations.
Our sanctuary roof has reached the end of its useful life. Leaks have occurred, and worsened over time, impacting the stained glass windows, columns, ceiling and pews around the sanctuary. Additionally, initial inspections have shown that our stained glass windows need to be removed and reframed to stabilize and support them for generations to come.
The time has come to address these issues. We have contracted with Auld & White (the team who built our Formation + Arts building and refurbished Blacker Hall to house our preschool) to design and build the replacement frames, and replace the roof. As with any building repair project, we won’t know the whole story until we get a closer look. In addition to a full roof replacement, the expected scope of work includes examining all stained glass windows for stability and leaks, design and build new window frames, remove, reset and reinstall inverted V windows, and any others where leaks are found. Repairs and upgrades to electrical and sound systems may also include replacing our organ.
Initial estimates suggest the need to be at least $1,050,000. Thanks to a few generous parishioners who have pledged money toward this work, we are nearly two-thirds of the way there! We are thankful to the families and individuals who have committed funds toward this vital project, and now we are asking all members to help reach our goal of completing this project without incurring additional debt.
In addition to our annual campaign which funds our operating expenses, this year we’re asking everyone to prayerfully consider making a supplemental donation to the Sanctuary Repair and Restoration Fund.
Work will begin in early 2023, and is expected to be completed in three months. We expect to be able to continue to worship together in the church except for possibly one or two Sundays when we may need to gather in the courtyard or another spot on campus.
For more information on this project, contact your Vestry Wardens, Jack Parker or Brian Mickley, Father Tom, or Father Keith. Gifts can be made online, or via check, cash, ACH or credit. Any additional funds collected will go toward our goal of becoming debt free in 2025.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity!