Capital Campaign

Photo of St. Luke's Church (Lebanon)St. Luke’s undertook planning for a major capital campaign in 2019 in response to the parish vision laid out in VISION 20/20. The COVID-19 pandemic slowed progress but the Steering Committee adapted and worked to obtain preliminary plans and estimates for the projects that emerged from our parish-wide consultation at the Annual Meeting 2019. 

A list of proposed projects emerged that is designed to enhance the accessibility of our buildings and support the ever changing demands of our mission and ministry.

We realized the first of these projects  – a new lighting system in the church through the generosity of Dr. George Conner as a memorial to his wife, Betty. We dedicated and blessed the new lighting on August 7, 2022.

Other proposed projects include:

  • Installing air conditioning the church.
  • Enclosing and modifying the bell tower portico to create a new street-level accessible entrance on Chestnut Street.
  • Reconfiguring the kitchen and renovating the Fellowship Hall as a multi-purpose facility for outreach and small gatherings.
  • Installing a kitchenette in the Parish Hall Auditorium to provide easy access to the necessities for large group meals and enhanced use of the auditorium.
  • Renovation of the nursery and installation of an accessible multi-sex/family restroom in the main corridor of the Parish Hall.
  • Construction of an extended vestibule at the Parish Hall entrance (“Red doors”).
  • Repair the stone fence surrounding the parish buildings. 
  • Construction of a columbarium in the space between the church and the Parish Hall.
  • Support for the first phase of repair and upgrades to the Austin (church) organ.


  • The Capital Campaign Steering Committee has submitted its findings to to our consultants for a feasibility study. This study will determine the level of funding we can reasonably expect.
  • Vestry will receive the feasibility study and determine our priorities.
  • Final proposals will be drafted and presented to the parish.
  • Then the campaign begins in earnest.