The active phase of the Campaign concluded on December 31, 2016 and surpassed the $8,000,000 goal. The following are the three objectives of the Campaign for the Fourth Century.
Objective 1 -- increase the annual operating budget significantly, to levels that can support greater outreach to those in need and ongoing investment in the care and maintenance of the church and other buildings. The Campaign encompasses two years of annual giving pledges: 2016 and 2017.
Objective 2 — a new congregational organ. It is hard to imagine coming to church without service music and hymns accompanied by a pipe organ. Yet our current organ is failing. Fortunately a highly regarded American builder has designed a new organ for our space, to perpetuate and enhance spiritual life and music for parishioners and our community. On March 7, 2016, Bruton Parish and Dobson Pipe Organ Builders jointly announced the commissioning of a new pipe organ. The 96th commission for the firm, the organ will be built in the Dobson shop in Lake City, Iowa.
To read an article written by Rebecca Davy, Bruton's Music Director & Organist, which was published in the Summer 2016 issue of The Bruton Fount, click the link below:
To read the announcement of the organ commissioning, click the link below:
To read two Special Editions of the Chronicle about the Pipe Organ, click the links below:
Realizing the objectives above will strengthen Bruton Parish today and ensure it remains a flourishing place tomorrow. Thank you.
Objective 3 — grow the Bruton Parish Church Foundation. By means of the Campaign we wish to promote and enhance our planned giving program. As the assets of the Foundation grow, so too
can annual disbursements supporting Bruton’s mission and ministry. The 1715 Society is growing as it welcomes a new group of members: those who have provided for the Foundation in their estate plan and are participating in the Campaign in this fashion.
For more information and to read past issues of Campaign News (starting with the most recent) click the links below:
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The Campaign Committee
Marty Easton, Chair
Rev'd Chris Epperson, Rector