Capital Campaign Completed!
The St. Paul’s Capital Campaign has raised pledges of $1,538,000, exceeding our goal of $1,500,000!
This will allow us to retire our debt of $405,000 in addition to fixing our leaky roof ($1,100,000). A big thank you to all who pledged.
Come to the Roof Forum on August 5 to hear an update on the roof repair.
If you find these blessings uplifting please consider a Mission & Memory gift or
increasing your pledge to help us meet our $70,000 shortfall this year.
May is Capital Campaign Month
We hope to meet our pledge goal of $1,500,000 by the end of this month. If you have not pledged, will you do so now? Pledge cards are available online, or in the Narthex or Reception Area.
We currently have 150 pledges totalling $1,185,377.
Thank you to all who have pledged to the Capital Campaign.
For more information, visit our Capital Campaign web page.
An Invitation From Bishop Ed
Read an invitation to pledge to the capital campaign from Bishop Ed.
An Old Fashioned Barn Raising
St. Paul’s Capital Campaign
126 pledges totalling $1,156,047.00
Do you remember the images of the old fashioned "barn raising"? It is an 18th/19th century tradition when neighbors would gather to help raise a barn in a single day: all pitching in to make the work go faster and more successfully.
That's the St. Paul's Capital Campaign in a nutshell.
This is the time when we all are neighbors. When we all are raising something to shelter our harvest. When we all are needed to make the work go faster and more successfully. We need 100% of our community to be involved. Not only to raise the money we need, but just as important, to raise the Spirit of our community.
Any level of contribution you can make is important.
Please contribute. Please pledge. You can do so easily online. And it will mean so much.
Our goal is in sight. Please join your neighbors in doing your part to reach that goal.
Latest news: St. Paul's was just awarded a $50,000 grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation for our Capital Campaign.
St. Nicholas Guild - Two Capital Campaign Challenges!
The St. Nicholas Guild challenges other guilds to participate in the Capitol Campaign and pledges $3,000 to the campaign.
In addition we are encouraging the Sunday School children to also participate and will match their contribution up to $500/year!
A "Common Sense" Campaign
As our effort to protect St. Paul's from further water damage continues to gain strength through the generosity of our people, I think it good to celebrate one of the most important aspects of this stewardship ministry: common sense.
It makes sense to fix a leaking roof before it gets worse. It makes sense to protect such irreplaceable assets as our windows and organ. It makes sense to get out of debt so you stop paying high interest rates. All of these basic ideas are at the heart of our capital campaign.
But the common sense doesn't end there. We also have the common sense to make sure the work we are about to do is done right. Our plan calls for a checks-and-balance system between a project manager who is a trained architect/engineer, and, a contractor expert in the work of repairing roofs and walls. We know from our Lutheran neighbors down the street whose roof is the same as ours: you can get the leaks fixed once and for all. It makes sense to do it right.
Finally, we have the common sense to practice sound financial management. We are committed to a balanced budget, to fiscal responsibility. It is common sense to show people you know how to handle money if you are asking them to invest: and that is exactly what we are doing at St. Paul's. So please make your pledge to our capital campaign! We can't do it without you.
Thank you, +Steven
Campaign Kicks Off with a Flourish!
During the silent phase of St. Paul's Cathedral Capital Campaign, God has warmed the hearts of donors who have pledged over $900,000.
Now we invite you to join them to help us raise the remaining $600,000 needed to repair the Cathedral and Chapter House roofs – and walls and other parts of the rain-damaged buildings – and to retire our long-term debt.
As you consider your pledge, please remember all the wonderful services when you felt God's presence in our beloved Cathedral and look forward to more of those—to the baptisms and weddings, to the Eucharists and those holy times when we pray our friends into heaven. Christmas pageants and glorious Easters to come – not just the past, but the future as well.
Remember those holy moments and join all of us who have already committed ourselves to keeping these buildings intact.
It would be wonderful to have 100% participation of the parish, as we have 100% participation of:
- the Capital Campaign Committee
- the Clergy
- the leadership of the Vestry
Remember your experiences in this space and those times when you have seen and felt God under this roof. This is our home.
The Rev. Canon Carol and Dr. Jim Hampton
Cathedral Capital Campaign