- What goes up and down? A. Eastminster’s elevator!
- What went down then went up? A. Eastminster’s sign!
- What do these two have in common? A. A capital campaign!
During the major renovation of the church in 2009, a vital need was met with the addition of the elevator. In 2019, Session approved a new sign that provided more visibility and ease of communication with the community on what’s happening at Eastminster. Session has approved a capital campaign to eliminate the balances of both.
I am guessing that lots of people, at one time or another, have used the elevator for some reason. But for others it is the only way they can participate in activities on the Lower Level, such as Sunday School and Choir, and in Fellowship Hall where we have celebrated holidays, family activities and English-learner classes. We are fortunate to have the elevator so that all may have access to the building for church activities and other community uses, including voting.
The new sign showcases what Eastminster has to offer, be it worship, special activities or liturgical season events, and provides better visibility from the road. The repositioning of the cross draws one’s attention up from the street to our beautiful church building.
Both of these additions to Eastminster have improved the quality of our life in the church and service to the community. The goal of this campaign is to raise $18,300 for the sign and $30,300 for the remaining balance on the elevator.
In the coming weeks the Campaign Committee will be providing more information on why to give and how to give.
We look forward to your support!
Mary Lou Clifton, Heather Myer, Norm Mackay & Sam O’Neill