In 2013 Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church received, and approved, a recommendation from The TAG (The Armstrong Group) Team to: “create a long term Master Plan with associated costs to lay a roadmap for future capital projects to meet evolving ministry and missional needs.” Shortly after the decision was made, The MSA Architectural firm was engaged to lead HPCUMC in the creation of a Master Plan. Due to Pastoral changes in January 2014, the decision was made to wait until the new pastoral leadership was appointed before beginning the work of the Master Plan.
The Servant Leadership Board, in consultation with Pastor Cathy and me gave the green light to MSA Architects to begin the Master Plan process in the fall of 2014. The following year, MSA Architects met with a number of groups in the church for input on current and future facility needs/wishes/desires. In late fall 2015, MSA Architects presented their report to the Servant Leadership Board. Subsequently a group from The Servant Leadership Board and Facilities Team, led by Pastor Cathy, developed the following schedule for sharing the Master Plan.
Over the next couple of weeks a team of people will be equipped to share the Master Plan with various groups (Program/Fellowship/Administrative) of HPCUMC. In addition, there will be two to three “All Church” gatherings. Following the sharing sessions, a recommendation will go to the Annual Charge Conference (Late October or mid-November) to assemble a team that will create a plan to implement Phase One of the Master Plan, which will include, but not limited to, a timeline, architectural plans and funding plans.
We are excited to share this forward thinking plan with you. Be on the lookout for the many opportunities you will have to hear the Master Plan. I look forward to sharing in ministry with you in the months and years to come as we put in place the infrastructure to fulfill our calling with excellence!