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.
In September 2019, Pastor Eric announced a gift and challenge given by a family in Asbury's Congregation. They donated $50,000 towards the Capital Campaign and challenged the congregation to match that $50,000. For more information on that challenge, read Pastor Eric's letter to the congregation.
Please consider contributing toward our Capital Campaign goal so that we may complete these vital maintenance repairs.
Progress report as of October 7, 2019
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 Antol, Fulton Brown, Vendel Peter).
Update: September 30, 2019
Leadership Update – Roof Project
As we enter the Fall season, Asbury’s leadership would like to update everyone on the roof repair project and on the progress of the capital campaign.
The roof project was kicked off during the summer. Project bid documents were approved and released to bidders during August. Bids were requested from at least 8 roofing contractors but only two (2) were received. Disappointingly neither were approved due to cost and schedule issues. Asbury is still focused on completion of the project as soon as possible. Many bidders, through direct communication with the church and our project consultant, would like to bid on the roof project but were unable to do so due to a backlog of other projects taking place in our community. In light of these market conditions, the roof team will rebid the project in January, 2020, with the goal of starting construction once the weather breaks in the Spring. Our consultants agree with this approach. The expectation is that rebidding in the winter could yield a timely schedule and cost benefits. The roofing project team thanks the Asbury community for their gifts to the project to date. The goal remains to complete a quality project safely, quickly, and affordably.
The Capital Campaign continues to grow steadily. We were excited to announce the receipt of a $50,000 Challenge Gift. To date, eight(8) families have risen to the challenge and have contributed an additional $32,250. Please prayerfully consider your participation in this challenge.
As always, we welcome your feedback. Please direct any questions, comments or concerns to: Church Council (firstname.lastname@example.org), Board of Trustees (trustees@asburylv,org), and/or the Finance Committee (email@example.com)