The staff and the Vestry have created a list of urgent property needs that with timely care, will keep our church both strong and flexible for the future. There are many projects to take on. Leading among them are raising the sinking sanctuary floor in our worship space, meeting Township code by sealing the electrical conduit that leads into the parish hall, sealing the parish hall’s exterior masonry with pointing, putting a new porch roof on the rectory and doing much needed tree work.
Through careful stewardship, the Vestry has greatly reduced our dependency on our invested funds. Yet the property needs of an older campus – a gas line leak, trees that threaten both people and property – call for spending beyond our budget. In 2016, the Strategic Thinking Committee made “Creating a Firm Foundation” one of its three strategic goals for the parish’s future.