We are all proud of our beautiful church and surrounding property. Many people work hard to take care of all aspects of the parish. The Building and Grounds Committee does its part too – mostly behind the scenes.
I had the opportunity to be on the first Buildings and Grounds Committee that was organized in the late 1970s. We were challenged to turn a former laundry room into a worship space. We’ve come a long way since then, and today our challenges are more in line with typical facilities management. Every two years, the committee thoroughly inspects the buildings – the church, garage, and rectory – looking for any signs of wear and tear, needed repairs, or improvements. Major repairs are projected on a spreadsheet to plan for projects such as new carpeting, furnaces, parking lot sealing, etc., in order for a capital budget to be appropriated. In the last two years, we’ve tackled such things as installing a new window over the sacristy, repositioning of the sound and video control board, and the new LED lighting in the church.
Our committee members include engineers, architects, facilities managers, and contractors so we have the expertise to handle just about anything that comes our way. We are always looking for volunteers to help with smaller projects such as painting and landscaping. We also welcome parish volunteers who would like to help in the summer caring for our grounds and cutting the grass. If you’re interested in lending your talents to the Building and Grounds Committee, just give the parish office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-499-1546) your contact information and we’ll be in touch. Thank you.