Recently our parish completed an intensive study to discern how God is calling CHN to grow in our ministry. Over 90% of you participated in small discernment groups and Mission to Mortar meetings. As we listened for Gods voice spoken among us, we achieved a strong consensus about where God is calling us next in mission and ministry. The ministry goals that will allow us to extend our welcome are creating physical access for all people, nurturing our children and youth through meaningful ministry, connecting to one another in small groups, and reaching out to people beyond our walls. We asked ourselves, To fully enable these ministries to grow, does our mission require changes to our building? Our community answered with a resounding Yes.
Our thanks go to our building subcommittee members: Jef Fox, Jeff Dillon, Chris Nelson, Shari Intagliata, Ron Price, Jon Hagstrom, and to our building subcommittee chairperson, Bob Capulli, who successfully conveyed our mission driven building needs to David F. Schultz Associates, our architectural firm. We now move into a Feasibility study based on these proposed projects. To view these plans follow the links below.
Our gathering spaces are where we welcome new members and nurture our connections with each other. We want our facility to say Come in. Were glad youre here.
Universal Accessible EntranceAccessibility has long been a priority of this parish. By creating one identifiable entrance for everyone and installing a passenger elevator we can welcome the youngest to the oldest into a community of worship, learning, and fellowship. This area will also allow for repositioned storage in the Ford Room and a dedicated music storage area on the lower level.Pitched Roof Retrofit
Project cost $281,300Our flat roof leaks. Our new pitched roof retrofit will provide us with not only a solution to our leaking, but will also clearly identify the main entrance.Expanded Kitchen and Toilets
Project cost .. $109,000At CHN we love to eat. New bonds are formed and relationships are nourished over food. An expanded kitchen will allow for more generous hospitality and give our youth more room for flipping pancakes! Toilets: we heard you loud and clear, ladies .Administrative Area
Project cost $119,100Our remodeled administrative area will create a variety of spaces to help us reach our ministry goals. An open office space will house the competent and caring staff who nurture our ministries. A new conference room and a pastoral care room will provide private space for small groups to gather.
Project cost . . $96,600
A generous estimate of allowances and contingencies along with project costs such as architectural and engineering fees, permits, site development, sprinklering, add another $231,800.
Total Cost of Renovation . . .....$837,800
Lower Level Hospitality:
A kitchenette on the lower level will provide truly hospitable space for all who meet in community on our lower level. The kitchenette will have upper and lower cabinets, a dishwasher, a sink, an undercounter refrigerator, and a built in microwave.
Total Cost . . . $8,000
Flexible Use of Space:
Purchasing 200 chairs for the nave will allow us to have flexibility with how we use our sanctuary. Large and small groups can find welcome in the name of Christ as they gather for worship, learning, and outreach. The exact chair has not been chosen.
Total Cost . . ..$50,000
Total Cost of all projects. $895,800
Minus accessibility grant . .... ...- $30,000
Potential Campaign Goal ...$865,800