St. Mark's Capital Campaign continues as we seek to build love and mercy along Kapahulu Avenue and in East Honolulu and Waikiki. Over 450k has been pledged, and we have already received a little over half of that amount. Our challenge goal is 500k.
The Capital Campaign has three goals.
We desire to renovate our kitchen and update the Parish Hall in order to increase our outreach ministries.
We want to update the Church so we can strengthen the faith of our parishioners, visitors, and seekers.
We want to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the debt on our newly-acquired Campbell Avenue property in order to maximize the long-term ministry opportunities available for St. Mark's.
What have we already accomplished?
We have already made headway on all three goals.
The Campbell Avenue property has been fully renovated, and over 150k has been paid toward the debt of the house, and we continue to pay down the debt monthly.
The kitchen work has been sent out for bidding.
The Parish Hall and rectory have new roofs, and the solar panels on both buildings have been installed.
The gardens between the parish hall and the church, as well as behind the church have been landscaped.
The two front walls of the church have been plastered and painted to improve the acoustic for choral and congregational singing, and this improvement has drastically improved the musical offerings of our services.
A new sound system for the church has been installed, and soon we will be able to add sermons to the website. The new system also allows the spoken word to be heard in the Parish Hall during services.
The historic altar of the church, made from koa wood and used every day in the BVM Chapel, has been refurbished by Martin and MacArthur.
New air-conditioning units have been installed in the church, the priest's sacristy, the rector's office, and the Godly Play Classroom.
The Lenten vestments have been purchased and were used for the first time on Ash Wednesday 2018.
There is more to be done.
The vestry has targeted the kitchen for the next major area of work. Once the kitchen is completed, and as funds continue to materialize, renovations will begin in the church and sacristies.
How do I give to the campaign?
If you have not pledged to the campaign yet, it is never too late to do so. The rector and campaign chair will be glad to meet with you to discuss gifting options which include planned gifts.
St. Mark's Capital Campaign Team
Michael Ida, Treasurer
Sandra Leialoha, Senior Warden
The Rev'd Paul Lillie, Rector
Theolinda Matsumoto, Campaign Chair