Three years ago, the people of Trinity embarked on the Restoring+Renewing+Rejoicing Capital Campaign which has raised approximately $620,000 to-date to fund several renovations and repairs to Trinity’s infrastructure and worship space. These include repairs to the roof, heating system, electrical service, and pipes and installation of new boilers, heating controls, flooring and fire alarm system, and upgrades to the lighting and sound systems. Additional renovations to the Nave included cleaning, removal of some of the pews, installation of new altar railings, and making the altar and the baptismal font moveable. The remainder of the funds for these projects ($700,000) were borrowed from the ELCA’s Mission Investment Fund (MIF).
The Forever Faithful Campaign will be launched on July 1,2018 with the sole aim of reducing this debt. This campaign will be 3 years in duration with a goal of raising at least $700,000 so that the MIF loan can be retired early. While this campaign has obvious financial benefits, the most important aspect is that it will allow us to keep the rightful focus on our ministry of serving God and neighbor.
More information about this campaign will be forthcoming. Please reserve two important dates.
- On Sunday, June 3rd, we will have a light luncheon and program in Jeppson Hall following the 10 AM liturgy. We hope that all can attend (children are welcome) and the event is free-of-charge. So that we can make plans, please RSVP by May 30, 2018 by signing the sign-up sheet on the kiosk in the hallway or by contacting Loret Schur at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-399-4186.
- At both liturgies on June 10th, Forever Faithful Campaign commitment cards will be collected.
Although this goal seems daunting, we are confident that it is attainable if we all work together with God’s help and with the same spirit of generosity that enabled us to raise $620,000 in the Restoring+Renewing+Rejoicing campaign.
Please watch for more information to come. Questions may be directed to any of the members of the Steering Committee (Kevin Erkkila, Carol Hartz, Joel Schur, Loret Schur, or Jessica Sutherland).