Case for Support Breakdown Campaign Goal: $2,400,000
After many years of planning and hard work, St. Olaf Parish has a plan to build a new Church. The new Church will be connected to the current parish facilities that will be reconfigured to serve as a Parish Hall, classrooms and meeting space. The new Church will seat 750 people. This will allow St. Olaf Parish to absorb the continued growth that is underway in James City County and Williamsburg. The construction of the new Church will also allow the parish to expand its ministries and programs. Currently the lack of space has limited our ability to expand our Food Pantry and participate in social ministry programs for the homeless and poor. The added space will create the opportunity to provide more adult education, youth and young adult activities and ministry programs in general. The preliminary cost of the project is $3 million. To fund this project and support the needs of our larger faith family, St. Olaf in conjunction with Living Our Mission will conduct a campaign to raise at least $2.4 million. St. Olaf Parish will receive $2,022,000 of this total, which represents the 81% of the total raised and the second highest parish share percentage in the diocese. These funds will be used to construct the new Church. The remaining funds to support the project will come from parish savings ($300,000) and a long-term loan. Our goal is to begin the construction project no later than the Summer of 2017, although an earlier construction date is possible once we receive a third of the total construction cost in cash.
Parish Share Up To Goal: $2,022,000
Parish Case Element: Construct a new parish Church with seating for 750 people adjacent to the current Commons; to include a Chapel, Reconciliation Rooms and the like; the total cost for this facility is estimated at $3,000,000.
The Living Our Mission campaign will make the dream of building our church and expanding our ministry and our community a reality. Your generosity will contribute to a legacy of faith, not only for us here today, but for generations of faithful Christians to come.Rev. Thomas Mattingly