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Let's Come Together
Acts 2:42-47
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”


Background
The "Let's Come Together" Capital Campaign is a direct result of the Vision & Planning Retreat that took place on November 7 - 8, 2008. During the retreat, the Pastor, Senior Staff, Deacons, Trustees and other ministry leaders spent time thinking strategically about C.A.B.C. and how we might be more effective at fulfilling the mission that God has given us in our community and the world.

We closed the session by prioritizing a list of challenges and needs to address. We further agreed that there would be a need for a campaign to raise the necessary funds to finance the projects. The "Let's Come Together" campaign and this committee are a direct response to the needs expressed at the retreat.

The Capital Campaign Committee consists of the following individuals, although it can and should be expanded as the need arises.

Sheila Branderberg Deacon, Cathy Coleman
Betty Caldwell Lewis E. Duckett
Irene P. Farrar, Secretary Deacon, Joseph Hand
Edwina Meyers Lynch Stacy Lynch
Deacon, Calvin Martin Jacqueline Polite
Dwight Raiford Iris Raiford
Deacon, Mary D. Redd, Chairperson  
Rev. Dr. Jesse T. Williams, Jr., Senior Pastor  

What's the goal?
The proposed goal is to raise an additional $2 million over and above our normal Tithes & Offerings in the church during the next 3 years, June 2009 - June 2012. This represents the needs for Phase 1 of the overall vision.

What's the vision?
The proposed usage for the funds raised in the campaign is as follows:

1) Purchase and install an Elevator for the Main Sanctuary building An elevator will help the Senior Citizens and the physically-challenged have easier access to the sanctuary. The elevator would service the Lower level, street level, sanctuary level, and balcony level.

2) Complete projects that will make the Educational building more compliant with ADA and safety standards Our Educational Building is an asset that we cannot currently use to its fullest potential because of some basic modifications that need to be made to it. A manageable list of needed projects will be completed in the building so that we may more effectively utilize it for the needs of the church and the community.

3) Renovate/Rehab all bathrooms in the Sanctuary building and on the first floor of the Educational building. Our restroom facilities are in need of renovation for the sake of cleanliness, the safety of our membership and the general public. We should have new state-of-the-art restroom facilities throughout the building.

4) Invest in a new state-of-the-art sound system for the main sanctuary building. Our sound system, speakers, microphones and control board need to be significantly upgraded in order to facilitate better hearing in every part of the sanctuary and the lecture hall. Additionally, the controls for the sound system should be moved to a location that more readily facilitates control of the system during worship.

We need your input
The thoughts, ideas, suggestions and input from the members of the congregation are important to the vision process and all of the activities that help the church make the vision a reality. Please complete the feedback form below. All comments will be held in the strictest confidence.

 
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