Messiah Happenings

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See What 'Yes' Can Do - Capital Campaign Projects Update

Good things are happening because of your gifts to Messiah's "See What 'Yes' Can Do" capital campaign. Thank you! 

To date, 108 households have participated in the campaign. Gifts and pledges total $639,425. Here are how your gifts are working.

Building Improvements
Roof Replacements
Last summer roof replacements were completed on both the main building and the intern house. At the time, we borrowed money internally from other Messiah accounts to ensure that the replacement was timely and completed during the summer. As of now, all internal loans have been repaid.

Lower Level Dining Hall Improvements
A team led by Jessica Potts, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, is in the process of getting bids to renovate the lower level dining hall floor and furniture. Recommendations will be brought to the Church Leadership Team in March for their approval. The team consists of Jessica Potts, Winnie Teeter, Cheryl Sanders, and Maureen Weber.

Mission Developer
A search team has been formed and will begin the task of putting together a request for proposal (RFP) and advertising the position this week. Members of the search team are Sheri Backous, Anna Countryman, Steve Friebel, Mike Odren, Hope Quinn, Doug Ruecker, Pastors Peter and Kathy and Intern Pastor Joel. Please pray for this team and their work.

Debt Retirement
We continue to pay down Messiah's mortgage through regularly budgeted monthly payments from the operating fund with additional principle being paid from what has been pledged and paid to the capital campaign. We expect to provide a detailed plan that may further accelerate debt repayment after the Church Leadership Team (CLT) considers various options at its March meeting.   

We continue to welcome gifts and pledges for these projects. Particularly in the next month, gifts to help purchase new furniture for the lower level dining hall would be especially appreciated.

Thank you for your generosity. We will continue to update you on projects and progress throughout the year.

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