On Sunday, March 31, 2019, the St. Andrew’s congregation approved to commence with a 2-phased HOPE LIVES building project. The approval came at a special congregational meeting which passed the council’s 2-phased building plan and short-term construction financing.
“The phased approach to construction demonstrates our commitment to the goals of our comprehensive plan and upholds our promise not to incur any new long-term debt” said Campaign Co-Chair, Kevin Gerdes. In addition to the phased building approach, the council recommended and the congregation approved short-term construction financing to satisfy financial commitments and obligations. “This financing bridges the gap between pledged funds received and funds paid out for the building project” said Jay Breidinger, Church Council Treasurer.
“This is an exciting time in the life of our congregation” said Pastor Mike Carlson. “As we move forward with the building plans, we are reminded of the generous support of this congregation and our collective commitment to building hope and transforming lives so that all may know Christ’s healing love.”
The building committee is now finalizing the bid process and securing construction drawings, which will be reviewed by the building committee and church council in late April. Once the drawings are approved, a construction schedule will be set and additional details will be shared. Follow us on Facebook @buildinghopetransforminglives or hopelives.info for updates throughout the project.