Moving Forward with St. Matthew’s Accessibility Project.

After years of planning, the Congregation has approved plans to move forward with the construction of a new addition providing needed restrooms and a sacristy that are handicap accessible. At its May 5th Special Meeting, the Congregation voted overwhelmingly in favor of two key resolutions: (i) to hire the General Contractor (M. Wilkinson Construction Company of Maple Shade) recommended by the Facilities Planning Subcommittee following an extensive bidding     process; and (ii) to assemble a Project Financing Package that would include proceeds from a 5-Year Capital Appeal, a 25-year loan of up to $400,000 from the ELCA Mission Investment Fund, and short-term borrowing from our Memorial Fund. The Finance Committee is assembling this Package, which will ultimately require approval by the Congregation Council before the Project will proceed. 

Moving forward with this needed Accessibility Project   depends upon the success of the 5-Year Capital Appeal. With a mailer and e-mail, donations to the Capital Appeal are being requested both as up-front gifts and as installments of larger gifts over a 5-year period. Please give prayerful thought to this Appeal and donate, as you are able, to help ensure the Project’s success. Thank you!

For planning purposes we’d like to receive all pledge cards as soon as possible. Upfront donations can be deferred to year-end, if desired.