In 2013 Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church received, and approved, a recommendation from The Armstrong Group to: “create a long term Master Plan with associated costing 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.
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 a plan for communicating the report of MSA to the congregation.
Over the next couple of months a team of people will visit with various groups (Program/Fellowship/Administrative groups) of HPCUMC and share the Master plan. 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 create a Team that will “Phase” the Master Plan, and create a plan for implementing the first phase; which includes, but is not limited to, a timeline, architectural plans and funding plans.
We look forward to sharing this forward thinking plan with you. If you are a part of a group at HPCUMC and would like to have a team come to present the Master Plan, please contact Lindsay Garrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your preferred date. In addition, be on the look out for the all-church opportunities to hear the Master Plan report. 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 God’s calling with excellence! See you in Church.