Needs and Improvements

From time to time the Elders on Session recognize that we have a need for items beyond what our annual budget would support.

More urgently needed items are list toward the top of the list below. Each of these items will support our ministry. Donors may give to the capital campaign which will fund items in the order listed unless a donor expressly desires to fund a particular item.

Prioritized List of Needs and Improvements
Item NeededRationaleEstimated Cost
New Air Conditioning for Fellowship HallReplaced and funded.$19,000
East side Office RoofReplaced and funded.$11,900
Improved SignageVisitors unfamiliar with our property frequently try several doors. A few large signs would help visitors find us.Fund as Maintenance item
New Air Conditioning for SanctuaryReplaced and funded.$35,000
Automate lighting fixture at Fellowship Hall South entrance RampAdding photocell to automatically light this ramp at night would improve safety for groups using our building.Fund as Maintenance item
New Air Conditioning for Church officesExisting units have exceeded their expected life by ~25 years.
New units would improve efficiency, lower operating costs, and bring in fresh air.
Repair Sanctuary RoofRoof leaks above sound system.$15,000
Church Office and Fellowship Hall RoofShould be replaced due to age.
Work should be completed when replacing air conditioning units.
New Air Conditioning for Weekday School BuildingExisting units have exceeded their expected life by ~25 years.
New units would improve efficiency, lower operating costs, and bring in fresh air.
Panic BarsTechnology changes since the church was built merit upgrading exit doors for a safe exit in an emergency.$3,000
Transept exit stepsSteps outside the transept exit are excessively steep for an emergency exit.$1,500
New Sanctuary LED Lighting FixturesLED lighting would provide improved efficiency, ability to dim lighting for special services, better light levels, and lower our operating costs.$10,000
Parking Lot repair and blacktopExisting paving is cracked yielding a poor presentation to guests and visitors.$40,000
New Lighting Fixtures for the Sanctuary Stained Glass WindowLED lighting would increase visibility of this art work, reduce maintenance, and improve efficiency, and thus lower our operating costs.$500
Upgrade Men’s and Ladies’ RestroomsImproved hospitality will help our visitors and members see that we appreciate them.$30,000
New LED Lighting Fixtures for the Weekday School BuildingLED lighting would provide improved efficiency and lower our operating costs.$24,000
New counters and/or countertops for the KitchenCurrent Formica and wood tops are potential site for bacteria. New countertops would facilitate our community meals.$3,500
Glass doors from Narthex to SanctuaryMake the Sanctuary more inviting.
Conditional funding authorization.
Panels or Doors for Craft Room ShelvesOpen shelves tempt children to explore the various supplies and distract them from lessons.$2,000
Renovate the Scout HutUpgrade would allow for use of this building other than for outside storage.$200,000
Folding Room DividerThis divider would permit having two events in Fellowship Hall at the same time.$4,000
65′ x 75′ Pavilion between CE building and Scout HutA visible change to inspire the congregation for future multi-use programs.$300,000