In October 2018, we began a Capital Campaign to fund critical maintenance repairs to our building. John Wesley believed in caring for the poor and supporting missions, but he also believed that buildings were important tools for drawing people to Christ and preparing saints for ministry. If we are to continue to do those things we must be able to repair the problems with our building.
Maintenance projects may not be exciting missions or ministries, but they are critical for the future of Asbury Church. No, the church is not a building, and buildings can never serve to be the purpose of our ministry, but buildings are important tools and, if maintained well, can serve the church for generations to come. Our goal is to raise $350,000 for the following projects: new roof, repairs to the wall in Sanctuary, repair the retaining wall in the Memorial Garden, HVAC replacements.
We determined that if everyone were able to give $750 we would raise the needed funds for our vital building maintenance projects. So we are asking for that level of contribution if you are able – “$750… Are You In?”
Please consider contributing toward our Capital Campaign goal so that we may complete these vital maintenance repairs.
Please view the video below for an update provided by Church Leadership during worship on Sunday, February 24, 2019.
Update: July 24, 2019
In June, we started discussing the urgent need to repair the church roof. We reviewed the roof report by Sobeck Roof Consulting and then requested they act as our project manager. The company will perform the following on our behalf:
1) Prepare a bid package for the replacement of the roof section A & D as well as leaks in roof B (see roof report)
2) Send out a bid package to roofing contractors
3) Review submitted bids and recommend a contractor for the job
4) Review work in progress for quality and completeness
5) Prepare a final report with warranties, inspection reports and photographs
The work is anticipated to begin in mid-August (weather permitting) and completed by end of October 2019.
In support of this roofing contract, we also had discussion with American Bank for a construction loan in an amount up to $350,000.00 (minus the amount raised in the Capital Campaign) to cover the cost of the roof and the repair of the sanctuary wall. We plan to have the loan in place by the time the work starts.
Any questions about the roof repair or the bank loan should be directed to Israel Olivieri at the church office or Church Leadership ( Tim Lebrecht, Diane Antal, Fulton Brown, Vendel Peter).