Why aren’t we adding an elevator?
Cost. The only feasible location is already occupied by our mechanical systems. The elevator alone would cost well over $200,000, and moving electrical and plumbing equipment would add even more expense.
What about Sunday worship?
The sanctuary is not being altered. Crews will clean up weekly to ensure access to our worship space.
What is expected timing?
Work should begin in early summer and conclude in late fall of 2017. Parking lot repairs will be last, to minimize damage to the new surface.
Will changes add to operating costs?
The internal footprint doesn’t change so our utility bills should not change.
How will we pay for all of this?
We have $114,000 from the sale of our old parsonage to use as seed money. We will also use $110,000 from the Endowment Fund’s $292,000 balance. The rest will be paid for by gifts from friends and members. We already have $110,000 in pledges and bequests!