At present the Capital Stewardship Campaign: Generations of Faithfulness is on hold until HPCUMC determines a long-term plan for our future as United Methodists. The leadership of the campaign met last Sunday to renew our commitment to lead the church in this God size vision, standing on the shoulders of previous generations, as we seek to provide for the needs of generations to come. I take this opportunity to update you on where we stand with the major maintenance pieces inside and outside of the campaign.
The Property Team of the Servant Leadership Board is finalizing the scope and cost of two major projects that will take care of water infiltration in the refectory, plaster /paint deterioration in classrooms and stairwells, and HVAC pipe deterioration. My hope is that these two projects will be funded with funds that currently exist.
1. Exterior Stone Work: The first project is cleaning, repair, and sealing of the exterior stone. The estimated cost of this project is $239,000.
2. HVAC Pipe Replacement: The scope of the work includes the replacement of the existing hot and chilled water supply and return piping. This will be a 12-18 month project at a cost of $678,000 – $814,000 (the type of pipe system we use is yet to be determined thus the variance).
As this work progresses the major maintenance items currently in the Capital Stewardship Campaign will remain a priority of the campaign. Those items include: replacement of the drainage pipes along Observatory and Grace, and the waterproofing of the Refectory’s exterior wall; renovation of the Refectory; Renovation of the kitchen; replacement of the historic windows. The estimated cost of doing these projects is $1.5 million, and will be raised through the Generations of Faithfulness campaign when the campaign resumes.
Our goal is to keep the congregation informed as we care for our current facilities, and add new facilities to meet the needs of families today, and future generations. May God’s blessings abound as we continue to be a Community Church offering the love of God!