$133,500 and counting toward our Goal of $135,000
A new $10,000 gift from our CVUMC Foundation gets us almost to the grand total!
Benches Now Installed!
Our new "outdoor living room" garden is growing!
We're admiring the new stage curtain in Fellowship Hall.
We strive for:
* Passionate Worship
* Intentional Faith Development
* Radical Hospitality
* Risk-taking Mission and Service
* Extravagant Generosity
Here is the project list:
Sanctuary Upgrade for Passionate Worship - Done!
he project enhances the Sanctuary by adding two roll-down projection screens, building a low and central stage in the sanctuary, relocating the choir and musicians, and upgrading and adding equipment to even out the sound flow for the whole church.
Lighting Enhancement - Done!
We've replaced the dimmers over the congregation, and replaced our spotlights with cooler, energy-efficient LED lighting. We now have options for lighting with computer-controlled dimming.
Narthex & Front Plaza Upgrade Project - In progress!
We need to improve our street visibility from the west and the create a more welcoming façade and inviting landscape. We have already removed the cypress trees, oleander bushes and ivy and are installing a new 42-inch safety fence. We've also removed the lawn and replaced it with crushed granite pathways along with drought tolerant plants. We’re also updating the sign to match the building.
Narthex Updates The popcorn ceiling is gone! Replaced by a smooth, white ceiling and whiter lights that create a brighter, more open welcoming space. Still to come: New windows cut into the front of the building!
Trustee Capital Improvements & Repairs – replace one half of the Education Building roof (Done!) ; resurface and repaint the parking lot; purchase replacement chairs for conference rooms; update the Brides room, and replace the flooring in Fellowship Hall.
Part Time Children’s Music Staff Person – enhance passionate worship for children with music and drama and build a musical bridge to our preschool children and families.
Children's Christmas Musical - Done!
Easter Children - Done!
Priorities and Costs
The projects and costs for specific initiatives were shared with the congregation in a non-prioritized chart. Congregation members were asked to rank the projects in order of their priority. Below, you will see the congregation priority along with the costs.
1. Education Building Roof Replacement $14,000 Finished!
2. Passionate Worship - Sanctuary Audio/Visual $55,000 Finished!
3. Radical Hospitality - Outside Landscaping $12,000 Happening
4. Passionate Worship - Sanctuary Lighting $12,000 Finished!
5. Radical Hospitality - Narthex Upgrades $2,000 Happening
6. Parking Lot Resurface & Repaint $7,000 Finished!
7. Children's Special Music $5,000 Christmas
8. Fellowship Hall Flooring $18,000
9. Conference Room Chairs & Brides' Room $4,000
10. Misc (not ranked) $8,000
GRAND TOTAL $135,000