At the December 2012 Congregational Meeting, the Eastrose fellowship unanomously approved the name “Warren James House” for the building and land that the fellowship agreed to acquire from its current owners, Eastrose Progress, LLC. Warren James is a long-time, generous, and well-beloved member of the fellowship. He is perhaps best known for saving the lives of many congregants with his decade-long ministry of morning coffee.
Lyn and Ron Randall, John Weigant, and Rev. David Maynard are leading a Capital Campaign to raise just over $260,000 for the purchase of the house, which the congregation also approved at this meeting. To date $90,000 has been donated by the original purchasers, and members have provided $111,000 in loans and $69,000 as gifts. Members have made an additional $40,000 in pledges over the next three years, which are ear-marked to cover the first three years of principal and interest on member loans. After three years, the fellowship plans to adopt the $13,500 annual payment on member loans as a new budget expense.
Ideas for uses for the house are welcome—classrooms, meeting spaces and offices, and community gardening are high on the list. What are your suggestions? Contact any member of the committee and let us know!
John Weigant made a presentation to the congregation at the Annual Planning Meeting on September 23, 2012. His Maynard House Financing MS PowerPoint presentation is available for download as a pdf file.