What a pleasure it has been to have the consultant in our midst these past few months. He has done an excellent job shepherding us through our Capital Campaign. I am sure you are aware of the financial results which by all measures are impressive.
Perhaps more important, the process has brought us closer together as a parish family: no small task with a congregation like ours. We have folks attending any of the four services available on Sunday mornings, each a mini-congregation in itself.
We are by no means finished with our campaign. We plan to give every family the opportunity to pledge. While the majority of those whom we believed would make substantial pledges have been visited, there are some who have not yet pledged. There are quite a few families, many with children, who still need to be contracted and will contribute something.
Thank you for sending us the consultant. He has done an outstanding job and has endeared himself to many of us. We will miss him when he leaves next week.
Best wishes to you and yours for a peaceful, joy-filled Christmas, and blessings throughout 2017.
Old Donation Episcopal Church
Virginia Beach, Virginia