As you may be aware, The Church of the Epiphany engaged the services of the Episcopal Church Foundation to conduct a feasibility study for a possible capital campaign. This feasibility study is the result of a conversation that has taken place over a number of years, beginning with a Visioning Study conducted in 2011.
In order to remain as transparent and informative as possible, we have included information and documents below describing the process thus far, the feedback and information gathered, and our hopes for the future of these discussions. We invite all parishioners to engage with these resources and know that your feedback is always most welcome and appreciated.
Information on planned giving is available on the campaign website: www.givingsites.com/gatherstrethenflourish
February 28, 2017
Capital Campaign concludes; celebration at Shrove Tuesday Supper.
Vestry, steering committee, and clergy vote unanimously to adopt Master Plan option B
Master plan options presented to parish
Senior Warden, Stephanie Everett and Sara Weigle, Campaign Chair reports concerning the Capital Campaign are included in the Annual Report presented to the parish. The report can be found here.
Master plan presented to steering committee and vestry with two options. Option A involves renovating the Byrd House for staff offices; Option B involves razing the Byrd House and adding on the equivalent square footage to the main building. Master plan can be found here.
November 6, 2016
We hire Houser and Walker Architects to create a master plan for the campus; several meetings with current and former lay leaders are held. Find out more about House and Walker here.
New estimates for renovating the Byrd House are received; these are double the original estimate, prompting the steering committee to look for alternatives.
Narrative Budget released
Document: Narrative Budget
May 26, 2016
ECF Update Letter mailed to all households.
Document: ECF Update Letter
May 15, 2016
ECF Representation Leslie Pendleton presented summary results of the parish survey.
Document: ECF Detailed Summary Report
March 11, 2016
Surveys to 200+ households sent.
Document: Tentative Case Study, includes architect drawings
January 10, 2016
The architect drawings are presented at the Annual Parish Meeting.
The rector meets with the architect to begin work making some drawings for us to consider.
September 17, 2015
Cottage Meetings Recap is presented to the parish in the September issue of The Epiphany Star.
Document: September issue of the parish newsletter, see page 4
Cottage Meeting facilitators were recruited and trained. Leslie Pendleton with ECF made a presentation to the parish between services June 14. Cottage meetings were held at parishioners’ homes and the Byrd House throughout the month.
May 18, 2015
Sara Cushing accepts the chair of the ECF Capital Campaign. Katie Pedersen agrees to work with Randy Young of Young, Goldstein Architects, Inc. (YGAI), our architect from the 2004 renovation and act as Vestry Liaison.
April 20, 2015
Vestry is introduced via video conference to Leslie Pendleton, Associate Director for Capital Campaigns for ECF. She reviewed the three phases of a capital campaign, including the aspects and usual time frames of each. Vestry votes to move forward with the first phase, discernment.