the summer of 2006 the LCOS council voted to embark upon a journey of
capital improvements to the LCOS campus. We titled this project, “Making a Bold Statement for Mission.” We
set a goal of raising $150,000, with a “wish goal” of $185,000, over a
three year period. We are now coming to the end of the second full year
of this program. The council appointed an oversight committee to direct
a three stage priority list of projects to update and improve the
physical features of our campus. The committee continues to oversee all
decisions regarding the various projects. No one person makes the
decisions! Some of the priorities included:
Walkway (media center to school building,
in 2008 renamed: Gibson Hall);
Roof repairs (sanctuary and Gibson Hall), Enclose Pavilion, Build Youth
Room, erect a new LED sign, new landscaping, painting exterior and
interior of buildings, redo parking lot, new audio-visual equipment.
replace AC units in sanctuary, replace exterior lighting, new signs for
buildings, new sidewalk treatments, and new doors for Luther Hall.
Re-Roof Church Sanctuary.
addition to the above goals we had unforeseen repairs (roof and AC), as
well as mandated Fire Code upgrades and “new” enforcements!
What have we accomplished?
of September, 2008 we have accomplished the following projects:
1. New parking Lot.
2. New LED communications sign, painting the
exterior of all buildings, painting of interior of Gibson Hall (paid
with school improvement funds).
3. Roof repairs to all buildings.
4. Walkway, install Gibson Hall interior doors,
fire escape window.
5. Fire sprinkler repair in sanctuary.
6. Landscaping, stage one and fountain, and lawn
sprinkler system repair, and new lawn mower.
7. Exterior lighting repair and fixtures, sanctuary.
8. Signs for buildings.
These projects have totalled about $90,000.
are currently working to begin concrete sidewalk coverings and
continuation of landscaping and other listed projects.
of August 22 we have a $7,787.00 balance and we are receiving about
$200- $300 per week in offerings to this capital fund. The committee
will soon be meeting to review and reset priorities of several projects
to be completed. There is still plenty of time to review your financial
commitment to Bold Statement and continue, extend, or catch up to it!
project has shown what we can accomplish when we pool our funds!