The capital campaign to support the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) project is showing the progress of our pulling together as a parish to accomplish our goals. The Preserving our Legacy – Protecting our Future campaign has reached $1.7 million in contributions and pledges from 258 gifts toward our goal of $1.8 million!

Campaign Co-chairs Lee & Ted Ellett and Chris & Ann McMurray and nearly 40 dedicated volunteers are working to reach all of us in this effort. With your help, we can accomplish the goal to have everyone’s pledge for the project and be able to announce we have reached our goal of $1.8 million by our May 4 All Parish meeting. If you have already given to the campaign or pledged, thank you!

With $100,000 to go, we all need to participate at whatever level we can to ensure our beautiful and historic Church is well maintained with a functioning HVAC system. Your pledge could be the one to put us over the top! Pledges may be made over five years and one-time donations are also welcome.

Please click here to download a pledge form to support the campaign.

Background on the Capital Campaign Purpose & Progress to date

As you are all aware, our Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems are antiquated and their components are failing. The failing HVAC system can have a profound impact on the historic Church itself and many aspects of life at Christ Church, including our physical worship spaces, our Outreach and Mission Ministries, and many other ministries and programs that are based in or supported from the Parish House.

HVAC Project Status

We are excited that work has already begun on Phase 1 of our HVAC renovations, replacing the chiller and cooling tower. In the months to come work will be done on Historic Church systems, the Memorial Parish House and finally the Old Parish House. The work is focused on essential HVAC renovations deemed most important by the HVAC Committee and Vestry. For updates on progress of the project, visit the newly updated HVAC pages by clicking here.

Funding

In addition to funds from the Church reserves and substantial support from the Christ Church Foundation, a $1.8 million Capital Campaign, Preserving our Legacy – Protecting our Future, was announced on February 9 by campaign Co-Chairs Lee & Ted Ellett and Ann & Chris McMurray to the congregation at each of the Sunday services. Click here for a View Book for the campaign.

Commitment Sunday

March 30, 2014 was Commitment Sunday, when parishioners at each service were asked to consider their participation in the Preserving our Legacy – Protecting our Future Capital Campaign. The pledges and contributions given during the services brought the total pledged campaign amount to date to over $1,600,000! Thank you to everyone who has been part of this endeavor so far!

Your Help

For everyone who has participated by volunteering and/or making a contribution or pledge to the campaign – Thank you! This all-parish effort relies on all of our participation. We have made enormous progress in the past weeks due to your help reaching our goal!

For those parishioners who have not already been contacted, you will receive a call, letter or email about the campaign. When that time comes, please approach the campaign with an open heart We would ask that each of you prayerfully consider the request. Your participation - at whatever level is appropriate for you - is important to our community.

Please click here to download a pledge form to support the campaign.

Please pray for the continued success of this campaign.  May God Bless you!