On May 19, the Capital Project Steering Committee shared exciting plans for the future of our church home.
God has big plans for our church!
We have the opportunity to serve Christ by building up our church and community for generations to come.
Together, we can:
- Address deferred maintenance by renovating our facilities for ministry.
- Improve our facilities for ministry by addressing accessibility, traffic flow, unification of programs, additional rooms, and consolidation of campus for future revenue.
Expand our mission with increased commitment to local and international mission efforts.
Congregational Vote - June 9
In 2018, this congregation committed $13 million towards an exciting Capital Campaign. With designs from our architects, Beyer, Blinder, Belle, and with estimates from our contractor, MCN Build, Inc., it’s time for action! The Session, Capital Project Steering Committee, and Facilities Master Planning Team presented their recommendations to the congregation on Sunday, May 19, which you can view below.
We want to hear your questions! There will be three Q&A sessions before the congregational vote on June 9:
- Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor
- Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor
- Sunday, June 2 at 12:15 p.m. in the Chapel
Meet our Capital Campaign Mission Partners
Frequently Asked Questions
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With designs from our architects, Beyer, Blinder, Belle, and with estimates from our contractor, MCN Build, Inc., it is now time for action! The Session, Capital Project Steering Committee, and Facilities Planning Team are excited to share an exciting, fiscally-responsible plan with the congregation at a town hall on Sunday, May 19 at 12:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The congregation will vote on this plan at the annual meeting on Sunday, June 9.
Twelve months is our goal! If the congregation approves our $13m project on June 9, we will proceed with design and construction documents, and seek the required DC building permits. Our goal is to start construction by the end of the year, or early next year. We believe construction will take 12 months, likely followed by a few months to complete smaller projects and minor tasks. Our goal is finish this project by Spring 2021.
We have begun the limestone cleaning and restoration project related to the 2011 earthquake. This year-long project is primarily covered by earthquake insurance settlement funds and will include cleaning, re-caulking, and repairing broken and cracked stone on the church building and the tower.
We have a fantastic, dedicated team of individuals working diligently on National’s behalf to bring our dream to reality.
Capital Project Steering Committee (CPSC): John Neely (Chair); Mary Jo Pera (Vice Chair), John Lawlah, Susie Westrup, Diane Stewart (our Facilities Director, and a licensed architect), David Renwick (Senior Pastor / ex officio).
Architect, Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB): BBB has vast experience in in restoring, revitalizing, and reusing historic buildings and sites and served NPC as the architect during the Facilities Master Planning process. BBB’s Project Manager is Jennie Gwin. Jennie has over 10 years of experience in architecture, historic preservation and adaptive re-use. Jennie is active in her PC(USA) Presbyterian church, currently serving as an Elder, and understands our polity and process.
Owners Representative, Requity Real Estate Group: Bill Krokowski and Chris Regan each have 30+ years of real estate development and executive management experience and will provide design and construction oversight.
Civil Engineering Firm, Wiles Mensch Corporation (WMC): WMC has worked with the leading architectural firms, real estate developers, and general contractors throughout DC for over 30 years.
No. Our project does not impede improvements or development on our property down the road. In fact, the present project fits into our final Facilities Master Plan (report available Fall 2019) for the future modification and enhancement of our church building and campus.
Yes. We have identified numerous smaller projects that we can accomplish as and when design and construction documents are completed and firmer project pricing is obtained.
Pray! Give thanks for our donors. Pray for new donors. Pray for our staff. Pray for our Capital Project volunteers. Pray for wisdom and discernment for our architects, contractors, and consultants. And, most importantly, pray that the improvements to our facilities will be a blessing to our church family and enable us to better share the good news of Jesus Christ.
A Prayer for our Capital Campaign
Gracious God, our Creator and Giver of all that we have and are, for this Capital Campaign and beyond, we are profoundly grateful for the blessings and grace that you bestow on us. Our heart’s desire is that your will be done. We ask for your guidance as we seek to serve you with the time, talents, and treasure you have given us. With joyful and generous hearts we pray for unity and boldness. May we discern wisely how best to follow you and act imaginatively as we pass on the message of your boundless grace, love, and peace throughout our church, community, and world. In the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.