Capital Campaign Updates

May 28, 2021 by     Comments Off on Capital Campaign Updates    Posted under: Uncategorized

Ascension’s Capital Campaign “Sharing Christ’s Love” continues! Over the past several months, contributions to the Capital Campaign have funded various improvements to our church and our school facilities. A few of the recent improvements include:

  • The chancel has now been painted, the ceiling has been cleaned and resealed, the altar, the baptismal font, and the wood furnishings in the chancel have been refurbished, and the stonework around the windows has been cleaned.
  • The balcony has been painted and the large stained glass windows above the altar and in the balcony are being cleaned inside and out, and new protective glass will be put on the outside.

A few of the improvements on the summer schedule include:

  • The sanctuary walls will be painted, a hard surface floor will be laid between the front wall and the communion kneelers, and new lights will be installed in the chancel and the narthex. (Some of these lights will be focused on the stained glass windows in the narthex and because the fixtures will use low energy LED lights, they will remain on 24/7 for constant visibility to passersby.).
  • The cross above the altar will have new background colors made by George Lluka to exactly match the colors of our paraments.
  • Baseboards and new flooring will be installed in the sanctuary, and the pews will be refurbished.
  • Word of Life will be receiving a new HVAC system this summer.
  • New energy-efficient windows will be installed in the original school building.
  • All the windows, including the windows on the interior classroom doors, will have black-out shades installed.
  • A new security system, which also affects the church, will begin to be installed.
  • There will be a complete remodel of the three classrooms in the early childhood wing (grades K – 2). This remodel is funded entirely by contributions over and above the monies pledged and allocated to the school through the “Sharing Christ’s Love” capital campaign.

Thank you for your continued support of this important care of our facilities for the sake of sharing Christ! 

Donations can be made online or by using a designated gift envelope or a plain envelope; be sure to clearly mark “Capital Campaign” on the envelope. The envelope can be placed in the offering basket or in the locked wooden box on the shelf in the narthex. There are yellow-bordered envelopes in the offering envelope boxes that can be used for Capital Campaign contributions. Thank you for your participation!