Parishioners at the Church of the Epiphany have raised nearly $800,000 — $716,000 — as part of the parish’s “Connection Campaign” to “renovate, expand and revitalize” the parish community, a news release said.
Though still a bit short of the $800,000 goal, work has already begun to make the following changes to the church and its campus:
- Adding about 2,500 feet of “gathering space” for parishioners to connect before and after Mass. The space will have communication monitors, screens and space for meetings.
- Additional seating in the church’s worship center will make room for about 100 more people, with additional overflow seating available in the church’s narthex.
- New rest rooms with baby changing stations.
- A new sacristy and a new baptismal font are being built.
- There will be additional storage and an expanded kitchen.
- Handicapped parking will be increased and handicapped accessible doors will be added.
- The nursery is being made “more child friendly,” the release said, and will include its own rest room.
According to the news release, the parish hopes to have all its construction and renovation projects completed this spring.