Latest News about Capital Improvements and Renovations
(October 15, 2017) We have now passed the last remaining Arlington County inspection for work done as part of our Capital Campaign. This marks the completion of work portion of the Capital Campaign! Many thanks to everyone that participated in this activity. The time, talent and treasure you provided during Moving Forward in Faith are evident throughout the Church and the Rectory.
Financially we’ve met almost 100% of our pledged total as additional contributions have countered some cancelled pledges. At this point we are only $1300 short of meeting our original pledged and grant amount of $400,490. During the course of the Capital Campaign the Vestry agreed to spend somewhat more than the pledged amount to cover some items that arose during the course of the contracted work; therefore, we currently have a deficit of approximately $6500 for the full campaign. We still have some parishioners continuing to contribute to the campaign and we have strong hopes of breaking even by the end of the year when the books on the campaign will be closed.
Stained glass window repair was a key interest of the parish as we started this Moving Forward in Faith effort and the Vestry has ensured that the stained glass window fund has been established and funded, and they are working to initiate those repair efforts. Praise God from whom so many blessings flow, and carry that grace in our troubled world.
(April 2, 2017) We are heartened and yet should not be surprised by the wonderful financial response as these two campaigns draw to a close. As of April 2, the originally pledged amount ($362,000) is 96% paid; the 2016 challenge by the Diocese pledged at $30,250 is 89% paid. Given total expenditures of $416,000, St. Michael’s is $33,780 away from perfect financial balance on its use of this capital. Click here to view the report including photos that we delivered to the Diocese required by its $7,950 grant. There is also a paper copy on the bulletin board outside the storage room in the long carpeted hallway on the lower level. We’ll provide a final financial update this summer when the official pledge periods end. Thank you, again.
(March 29, 2017) In 2016, St. Michael's was awarded a Peter James Lee Small Church Revitalization grant from the Diocese of Virginia, in the amount of $7,950, to assist in the completion of the Final Phase of MFIF. We applied that grant money to the new flooring in the Parish Hall, replacement of "accordian walls" in our classrooms, installation of a hard wall and pocket doors in the new Nursery, and updates to the Sacristy. As part of the acceptance of the grant we were obligated to provide a final report of the work supported by the grant to the Diocese of Virginia. We are pleased to report that we released that report.The Final Report for Grant from Peter Lee Endowment can be read here.
(Februry 5, 2017) The St. Michael's 2017 Annual Report provides, on pages 8-10, a comprehensive summary of all the accomplishments of the MFIF program during the past year. Click here to download the report.
MFIF News Archive for 2014 - 2016 News items for the past two years can now be found here.