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July 12, 2016
The Countdown is On: 
Matching Fund Within Reach!
In April five parish families added to their already generous gifts to establish a matching gift challenge. All new gifts, which may be paid over 1 to 5 years, will be matched up to $500,000! We are delighted to report that more than 90 parishioners have responded to the match, providing our campaign with a critical boost in fundraising. While we are very close to reaching the match, more gifts are needed before the July 31 deadline.
 
The challenge ends this month . Please join others in the parish to double the impact of your gift and help fulfill the match -- but time is of the essence! You may click on the link below to download a statement of intent form, or contact Kathleen or Alyson in the Church Office to make your gift.
Goal of 100% Participation Closer 
Capital Campaign Status: 
More Than $9.2 Million Raised
The campaign now totals just under $9.3 million from 168 gifts. Once the match is fulfilled we will turn our sights to raising the remaining $800,000 required to fund the project's estimated $10.1 million construction costs. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and needed.
 
We are inspired by the continued progress of the campaign, and greatly appreciate the generous and dedicated support expressed by so many parishioners. "It is only together that we will ensure that our beloved Sanctuary stands strong to nurture Christians for generations to come," said Rev.  Aimée.


Click on the image above to see the latest campaign status report.
Our New Tower Taking Shape












































Phase 2 Permit Process Gets Under Way
On July 1 All Saints filed our application with the County Planning Department to amend our existing Conditional Use Permit -- which dates back to our last major construction begun in 1997 -- to cover Phase 2 of our multi-faceted Sanctuary Renovation and Preservation Project. At the same time, we made our required submittal for a Coastal Development Permit.
 
Within the next month, the County will advise us of any necessary changes to the Conditional Use Permit application, and once those are addressed (usually another 30 to 60 days) we will be scheduled for a hearing before the Montecito Board of Architectural Review. They will ultimately make a recommendation to the County Planning Department; anyone may appear to comment.
 
Following that report, we will be scheduled to appear before the Montecito Association, where interested persons again may appear, including parishioners showing their support for the project! We do not expect a hearing before the Montecito Planning Commission, though that could happen if there are issues not resolved with the Montecito Association.


 



Photos Updated Weekly!
Check Out Bell Tower 
Construction Photo Album
Click the link below to see the latest behind-the-scenes (or in this case, behind-the-fence) photos of all the work being done to remove and rebuild the Bell Tower. It's amazing!

Pete &Becky Adams Offer Testimony of Support
Support, Involvement, Commitment Hallmarks of Project Leaders
Last month, Pete and Becky Adams spoke during the 8 a.m. service about their views of the "How Firm Our Foundation" capital campaign and their support. Please click on this link to read their testimony. Below are just a few of their thoughts. We thank them for the continued support and involvement, including Pete's service on the Project Facilities Committee.
 
Becky and I believe in this project very much!  Not only is the necessity for structural rebuilding obvious, but, to us, the opportunity to make improvements is compelling also.  Moving the Altar Rail to floor level for greater accessibility makes sense; increasing our capacity for Christmas and Easter, weddings and funerals and special classes by using the now underused vesting room makes sense; finally, adding a Memorial Chapel and Columbarium makes sense, and adding ADA-compliant restrooms and more space for the Altar and Flower guilds makes sense.  There are no frivolous "dreams" here; these are all improvements which will enhance the usefulness of our Church, without substantially changing its appearance or the sacredness and beauty of its space.
Our hope is that every one of us recognizes that the time has come for us to step up and secure our Church home into the future.  WE are the ones to make this happen.  We have been given the opportunity to ensure that All Saints will survive and thrive for the next 116 years (at least!).  My dream is that we will get 100% participation for this project!  Why not?  The amount you can give is not as important as the fact that you have given .  It will show us and others that everyone is on board and dedicated to saving our beautiful spiritual home.