The Trustees have commenced a capital campaign, entitled Campaign for the Sanctuary – 2020 or
CS–2020. The purpose of CS–2020 is to fund needed repairs and upgrades to the Sanctuary Building.
Here is a list of the proposed projects:
1. Repair and re-side the steeple including repair of the water damaged ceiling at
the rear of the sanctuary.
2. Repair and re-point damaged stonework on the building exterior to maintain its
serviceability into the future.
3. Install a vapor barrier in the crawl space under the sanctuary.
4. Insulate the sanctuary floor and provide appropriate ventilation to prevent moisture
5. Repair and replace the sidewalk along Elm Street.
6. Construct a new sidewalk entrance and landing area at the front of the sanctuary
that will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
These projects will allow us to once again have a water-tight sanctuary with walkways in good
condition. The insulation and vapor barrier under the sanctuary should not only allow us to provide a more
comfortable environment for services but also provide savings on heating costs.
The goal for CS—2020 is $60,000. The Trustees have been working diligently to get a “jump start”
on raising these necessary funds. We have received a $5,000 grant from the Sacred Sites program on the
New York Landmarks Conservancy. This grant requires us to be under contract for the steeple and
stonework by May 1, 2020. We have also received nearly $8,000 in pledges and donations from our
members even before the formal announcement of the campaign. Furthermore, the Trustees recently
obtained Challenge Grant from the Cloudsplitter Foundation. The Foundation will match each dollar we
raise up to $7500. Thus, we are off to a good start.
Nevertheless, in order to reach our goal, we will need everyone’s cooperation in this effort. Pledge
cards will be distributed shortly. Donations can be made in a lump sum or paid weekly, monthly, quarterly
or annual. Donations can be made electronically and/or added to your regular weekly donation. Additional
arrangements can be arranged if desired.
Please prayerfully consider how you can help with this important project and continue to guide
Peru Community Church through the 21st Century.
Brian Guest, Chair of Trustees
Peru Community Church
PO Box 38
13 Elm Street
Peru, NY 12972