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Title: The GlebeSt. James think tank on the building has fashioned nine Articles of Faith relating to our C


1
The Glebe-St. James think tank on the building
has fashioned nine Articles of Faith relating
to our Church building.
  • These provide the context for thinking about the
    stewardship of our building.

2
An Instrument by which God calls
  • The church building is an instrument by which God
    calls the community to gather for worship, study,
    education prayer, hospitality, testimony,
    discernment and healing.

3
Stewards of a legacy
  • The building honours the gifts of our foremothers
    and forefathers. The buildings beauty inspires
    us to continue to follow the witness of Jesus
    Christ. As good stewards of this legacy, we must
    care for it with due diligence.

4
A welcoming environment
  • Our church building should be safe, accessible,
    clean and well-lit. It should present itself as
    a welcoming environment for members, adherents,
    visitors and community members.

5
Energy efficient
  • All efforts should be made to lessen our carbon
    footprint and to seek efficient ways to manage
    our energy consumption.

6
Balancing needs
  • We need an ongoing balance between current
    ministry and capital expenses. All needs should
    be kept in perspective and integrated in a way
    that ensures the long term viability of our faith
    community.

7
A beacon of Christs presence
  • The building is a sign (sacrament) that points to
    something greater than itself. It serves as a
    beacon of Christs presence in the world. It
    offers sanctuary to those who are hungry and
    hurting.

8
Open doors
  • As an open Christian community, we should open
    our doors to the individuals and community groups
    whose purposes are in sync with our vision,
    mission and values.

9
Orientation is outward
  • Gods spirit fills this space, but is not limited
    to it. The orientation of our building is
    outward, rather than inward. The spiritual
    practices which occur in this building build up
    Christs disciples so they can go out and
    proclaim the gospel in their own sphere of life.

10
Remembering to move forward
  • This building serves to help us remember the
    past, not in order to preserve it, but to move
    forward and evolve in harmony with Gods
    purposes.

11
What weve done, 1998 - 2008
  • 1998 2005
  • Stonework repaired
  • Roof renewed,
  • Fraser Hall renovations,
  • Door and window upgrades, etc.

12
What weve done, 2006
  • Skylight re-opened
  • new access to attic
  • balcony sight lines improved
  • new wiring and lighting
  • repair of First Avenue middle entrance -- and
    more

13
What weve done, 2007
  • Chancel re-built to improve flexibility and
    sightlines. Ramp to chancel level. Stairs to
    access choir loft.

14
What weve done, 2008
  • Organ restored and enhanced.
  • Additional electrical outlets around chancel.

15
Principles for next steps
  • Pay as you go.
  • Use GMS revenue increase for building
    maintenance.
  • Do projects of manageable size.
  • Seek payback through energy efficiency.

16
Where we are today
  • We have made significant upgrades in the past 10
    years.
  • We have a long-term plan for building upgrades.
  • We have a proposed statement of belief about our
    building.
  • We need to envision our faith-based building
    use so that our church home can reach its
    potential as a congregational and community
    resource.

17
What lies ahead? -- Building Upgrade plan.
  • High Priority Replacement of boiler for heating
    sanctuary (conversion from steam to hot water),
    upgraded heating controls, repair / replacement
    of sanctuary heating pipes, boiler room repairs.
  • Projected cost 235,000
  • Benefits reduced heating costs energy
    efficiency

18
Boiler Room note hole in wall
19
Control valves
20
Pipes and Wires
21
2010 and beyond
  • Next step -- Sanctuary interior floor, painting
    walls, seating repair / flexible seating, north
    vestibule.
  • Balcony stairway leveling, tower room wall
    window repairs.
  • Total 140,000

22
Future projects 2010 - 15
  • Fraser Hall exterior painting staining.
  • Replacement of metal roof and trim on central
    tower.
  • Shingle replacement on sanctuary roof.
  • Replacement of second boiler in heating plant.
  • Exterior maintenance stonework and painting.

23
Congregational direction will be requested on
January 25
  • The Doug Davidson building fund has been
    established with a 40,000 bequest from Dougs
    estate.
  • Fundraising (gifts, pledges and
    revenue-generating events) with a target of
    200,000 over the next two years.

24
Realizing our vision and being true to our
Articles of Faith
  • The Glebe-St. James congregation has accomplished
    a lot in bringing the building to its present
    standard.
  • The journey continues -- our life as a Christian
    community inspires generosity and energy which
    overflows from the love shown by Jesus. As
    individuals and as a congregation we show our
    thanks for Gods immeasurable gift.
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