CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
A HOME OF OUR OWN
A Message from the Capital Campaign Team
As the architects and Buildings and Grounds team work to refine plans for the refurbishment of the Union Church building and the construction of a new addition to house our sacristy and other common space, planning for a capital campaign to fund this work is moving ahead as well. St. Mark’s has contracted with the Episcopal Church Foundation to provide campaign consulting support which we believe will enable us to successfully launch and complete our first capital campaign.
Between now and the end of May, we will be working with our consultant, Jim Buggy, to design and complete a Feasibility Study which will help us test the vision we have presented and determine an appropriate goal for our campaign. During this process, a few parishioners will be invited to meet with our consultant to discuss the campaign goals and their willingness to participate in the campaign as donors and workers. All other members of the parish family will be invited to participate in the study through an online survey. Upon the completion of the interviews and the tabulation of the survey responses, the Foundation will present a report to the Vestry with its recommendation for our campaign goal. The target date for the completion of this phase of the campaign is May 20, 2019.
At the Vestry Meeting on March 18, 2019, the Vestry unanimously approved the following resolution to underscore its commitment to the projects and the campaign:
We, the members of the Vestry, individually and collectively, enthusiastically endorse the goals of the planned capital campaign to build a sacristy addition, renovate Union Church and pay off the mortgage. We pledge to contribute to the best of our abilities to help meet the goals established through the upcoming Feasibility Study.
Finally, we are pleased to announce that Roger and Headley Smith have agreed to serve as Honorary Chairs of our campaign and Woody Rutter has agreed to serve as our Campaign Chair. As we move forward, a campaign team will be recruited to help us encourage support and ensure a successful campaign.
Renovation Presentation and Walk-Through
To view the Powerpoint presentation regarding the proposed renovations and capital campaign which was presented to the congregation on Sunday, February 10, please click here.
To view the renovation “walk-through,” please click here.
2019 St. Mark’s Annual Report
To read the full 2019 Annual Report distributed at the annual meeting on Sunday, January 20, 2019, please click here.
FROM THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA
To read about plans for the future of our diocese, please click on the FAQ link below. These Frequently Asked Questions have been published to provide information and share hope for a future that remains grounded in the love of God. Paper copies are available in the church and the Center. Take copies home to share with family and friends, and continue to pray for reconciliation.
THE COOKBOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!!
Breaking Bread, the St. Mark's cookbook, has arrived! If you have pre-paid and not yet received yours, please stop by the Center to pick up your order. Folks from the cookbook committee will be at both Sunday services until Thanksgiving to sell cookbooks to anyone interested. Priced at just $15, Breaking Bread makes a great and reasonably-priced Christmas or hostess gift!! Proceeds from the cookbook sale will be donated to a ministry identified by the Vestry.