Questions You May Be AskingWhere did this project list come from?
The order of the project list comes directly from the results of the Feasibility Study conducted in the fall of 2011, in which over 100 parishioners identified their priorities. The Building and Grounds Council, in coordination with the Living Stones Building Committee, produced the cost estimates based on multiple bids solicited for each project.Does a pledge to The Living Stones Campaign replace my regular annual pledge to St. Peter’s?
No. The ongoing ministry of St. Peter’s relies on your continued generosity to fund our annual operating expenses. If you are only able to support one aspect of our church, please continue to pay your annual stewardship pledge. Our hope is that parishioners will give to The Living Stones Campaign from alternative or additional resources. See the section “How to Support the Campaign” for more information.When will pledge payments begin, and can I change my pledge later?
Pledges of support will be gathered beginning on June 3 at our Kickoff, and pledge payments will begin July 1. Commitments may be spread over the three-year duration of the campaign (ending June 2015). If your financial circumstances change for better or worse during that time, you may always change your pledge. Just call the Church Office and let us know.The church roof doesn’t appear in the above project list, but I’d heard it also needs repair?
The Caswell Street roof of the church requires immediate repair, but the Vestry determined to handle this project separately from the capital campaign, owing to the way it was not included in the Feasibility Study. We will take out a loan to pay for this work, and service that debt with the expected annual savings from the conversion to natural gas.How much are we spending on the campaign?
The expenses associated with running the campaign total $31,000. This includes the fees for Kirby-Smith Associates, which coordinated both the feasibility study and capital campaign, as well as communication and publicity costs, and the cost of events.When will the work on the projects begin?
A work schedule will be created once we know how much money has been raised and how many projects from the three tiers we will be able to address. Work on the second-tier projects could begin as early as this summer. Due to the requirement that we vacate the church for 12 weeks, work on the first tier could not begin until early January 2013.What happens if we don’t raise enough money for all the projects?
We will tackle the projects in order of priority, as listed in the project list.Can I designate my gift for a specific project?
The Feasibility Study provided us with a sense of what the entire congregation believes is most important, and informed the order of priority for the projects. Therefore, in order to honor the express wishes of the entire community, we strongly prefer that gifts be directed to the entire campaign rather than to specific projects.