Last Sunday, Randy Redd, Chair the Capital Campaign Committee and member of the Trinity Tomorrow Steering Committee, spoke at all 4 services to give us an update on the progress made in the Trinity Tomorrow master plan. That is, replacing the Atrium Building with a new building designed for the children and youth of the parish.
Our capital campaign last year generated pledges of $2.4 million, and I am happy to report that we are on track to achieve that goal in the three-year commitment period. The generosity of the parish is very welcome, and this support is what drives the improvements we all want to see in our facilities. However, I have to use this opportunity to speak to you to say that if you are new to the parish and missed the campaign, or did not pledge to a level that seems appropriate for you today, please contact me or any member of the Vestry and we would be glad to work with you.
Although we have not started to move dirt, the Trinity Tomorrow process has not been static since the capital campaign. The early pledge receipts have allowed us to fund creation of an initial building design, hiring of a contractor to work with us on further design and construction, do site surveys, and between now and the end of the year we will create detailed design drawings that allow an accurate construction cost estimate. The committee objective is to begin construction by the summer of next year. That puts the building dedication date in the spring of 2018.
All of this information, as well as preliminary renderings of the building exterior, are on a post card that was mailed last week to all parish members.
The Trinity Tomorrow Committee is blessed to have the talents of very experienced construction, engineering, and finance people that are driving this project forward in a prudent and deliberate manner in order to be the best stewards of our resources, but more importantly to get us the facilities we need to grow and nourish our parish and wider community.
If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Trinity Tomorrow Steering Committee-Stoney Cox, Gary Underwood, Brent Stokes, Roger Sykes, and Steve Isphording.