Fundraising and Construction The Church Restoration team thanks our parishioners and friends who have contributed thus far. A total of $97,677 has been received from 26 parishioners and 10 Immanuel friends, including a Highlands neighbor. Further contributions to Cornerstone II will be welcomed. We aim to complete fundraising as the roofing and masonry wind down toward the end of October.
A brief construction note: This week the capstones atop the north nave and Riverview entrance will be removed and reflashed for the next century of service.
Design and Use of the Grounds at Immanuel Church, Highlands Once the Cornerstone II project is completed, the grounds will be in need of renewal and refreshment. The Property Committee is collecting ideas for how all the areas surrounding the church and Clash Building could be used and landscaped. Our goal is to create an integrated landscape design that ● serves the needs of the church and community, ● welcomes strangers, and ● has a consistent appearance or theme in all the areas. There are four areas to consider: ● The Memorial Garden ● The sidewalks and courtyard space enclosed by the church, church offices, and the Clash Wing, including the main door ● The space along 17th Street ● The space along Riverview Avenue behind the wall and around the door If you are not able to attend the meeting on September 15, please use this form to submit your ideas:
Cornerstone Update August 26, 2021
Zavorski predicts wrap up mid-to-late October for the entire project. The east gable wall of the transept (above the Fisherman's Window) is fully raked and 90% of the nave ridge work is now complete (the ridge was partially open to the weather.) The scaffolding will probably be moved from Riverside to the courtyard side at some point next week. Ken and I have been keeping up with details, trying to make sure all the trouble spots are addressed while the mobilization is in place. The faulty previous repair of the gutters (copper on top of copper on top of rotten wood), has made more work necessary to dry out the walls. The new step flashing around the sides of the tower corrects a previously inadequate re-flashing of the slate roof.
An updated graphic schedule and a bar schedule from TetraTech and Zavorski will be available soon. The Cornerstone II team is identifying areas where the work plan can be refined.
Cornerstone II Update July 22, 2021
Work Has Begun Work on the Cornerstone II building restoration project has begun! The scaffolding is up, and work is underway. Initial fundraising efforts have made a good start toward our goals. Now you have the opportunity to contribute what you can to help fund the project.During this initial phase, your contribution will be matched by the diocese at 50 cents on the dollar. Please give careful thoughtand prayer on what you can do to help. To make a contribution, make your check payable to Immanuel Church Highlands, with Cornerstone II in the memo line. Write “attn: Ken Germain” on the envelope. A letter to Immanuel parishioners and friends describing the fundraising effort will be mailed in the coming week. If you have any questions, contact Ken Germain, Beth Burnam, or Rob Volko. Fundraising Letter Neighborhood