Preserving our beloved and historic Sanctuary is a responsibility we all share, noted Special Gifts Committee chair Raye Haskell-Melville. "Carrying on God's work in this beautiful setting requires each of us to consider how we can support the campaign. Gifts of all financial levels are welcome; we simply ask everyone in the parish to consider their own stretch gift, which may be paid over 5 years," she explained.
"Every thought, prayer, suggestion and gift will be necessary to meet our goal," Raye added.
The campaign is doing well, but we need everyone's help to reach our goal, Raye said. The job of the Special Gifts Committee
is to generate parishwide support and ownership of the Sanctuary Preservation and Readiness Project and secure roughly 200 new gifts of all sizes. No gift is too small.
Committee members will be reaching out individually and via small group gatherings to invite parishioner support. These gatherings are an opportunity to build friendships as well as hear about the Church project. Members of the Special Gifts Committee include Raye Haskell Melville, chair; vice chairs Lore Dobler, Judy Mack, Sandy McCartney, Nathan Sigler, and Barb Toumayan; and members Pete Adams, David Boyd, Linda Chapman, Syd Walker, Chuck DiTirro, Susan Evans, Rosalind A. & Ronald Fendon, Sally Green, Pamela Hawes, Ken & Francie Jewesson, Jim & Sally Subject, and Karen Telleen-Lawton.