STAGE ONE - NEAR COMPLETION
Protect the South sanctuary window from weather and vandalism; remove the plastic coating which clouded the glass.
Restore our 80-year old pipe organ (which quit working last spring).
Redo our parking lot, required by the City of Portland to meet environmental standards and improve safety.
STAGE TWO - POTENTIAL 2018 PROJECTS
Repair our heating/ventilation system so the sanctuary is neither too hot nor too cold. Update: We were not surprised to learn that the HV (heating/ventilation) project is a more complicated than we originally thought. Around the end of June we will have received a report from our consulting engineer with a proposal of what we will be able to do with the monies we have. The consultant has estimated that if we are to overhaul the entire system throughout our entire facility, the cost would be around $2-3 million. We are now looking at making repairs and improvements in stages, with the sanctuary being the first priority. The congregation will be kept apprised as we have more tangible information.
Stop the erosion and damage to our building exterior (the crumbling stone and mortar get worse and more costly to fix with time). The project is expected to be completed by October 1, 2018. Already you can notice the difference on the stones and sandstone lintels that have been cleaned.
Restore North, East and West sanctuary windows.
Install an accessible restroom near the sanctuary.
UPDATE ON STAGES 3 AND 4, AS OF JUNE 10, 2018
The capital campaign team originally estimated that we would need $2,259,000 to complete all the projects we hoped to do. Our current total of almost $2,000,000 allows us to do so much – but not everything. At this time, the remaining two projects have been put on hold: completion of the sanctuary window restoration, and the addition of an accessible bathroom at the sanctuary level just inside the Christian Education building. When we restored the south window of the sanctuary (because of the gift of one family’s estate) we learned that while there was some damage to the windows related to the Lexann covering, the damage was by no means extensive. A delay in finishing this project should not put the other windows in imminent jeopardy.
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