CATHEDRAL RIDGE CAMP & CONFERENCE CENTER
Cathedral Ridge Needs Your Help and Care!
St. John’s, in collaboration with dozens of other congregations, has committed to helping expand and remodel our Camp and Conference Center at Cathedral Ridge near Woodland Park, Colorado. We have pledged $42,000 to our Bishop's vision over the next three years (2017-2019) to demonstrate our belief in this exciting ministry. Of this $14,000/year, our Vestry has committed $4,000/year to come from our parish operating funds. Thus $10,000/year will be sought from members of our congregation. Can you help? If so, please drop by the church office and leave a pledge card or a check with Sally Peel, our Parish Administrator. Or you can simply drop a check in the offering plate on Sunday with "Cathedral Ridge" on the memo line. Sally will make sure that the money goes to Cathedral Ridge and your gift is credited to your account for tax purposes. Your donations will help ensure a bright future for the Episcopal Church in Colorado and provide a very enriching experience for thousands of people.
Questions? Please email campaign chair Jim Calvin or call him at 970-485-1826.
UPDATE (February, 2017)
St. John’s pledge of $42,000 over three years to support the expansion and upgrade of our Camp and Conference Center at Cathedral Ridge is one-third complete. Our congregation did an excellent job in 2016 by providing $14,302.36, some $302 over our goal! A check was provided to the Office of the Bishop on December 29 to cover our pledge for 2016.
We must now continue our efforts for our 2017 goal of another $14,000+. We are off to a good start: we already have $4,702 collected for 2017 as we near the end of February. The Vestry has committed to $4,000 from our operating budget again this year, so we currently have $8,702 towards our goal for 2017 , about $5,300 short of our goal.
You have probably noticed from the Diocese and St. John’s newsletters the ever increasing importance and use of Cathedral Ridge in our church lives. There are many more conferences and camping opportunities scheduled now than even last year for both adults and youth. New and improved facilities will allow this growth to continue. Cathedral Ridge is also utilized by many charitable groups in Colorado for providing services for the disadvantaged and mentally and physically handicapped. Being able to spend time outdoors on the edge of the Rockies would be missed by many of these folks without Cathedral Ridge.
Your help is needed to make Cathedral Ridge all it can be for the future. You can drop a check or envelope in the collection plate or Sally’s office. Your gift will further Christ’s work in the hearts and minds of many people. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Calvin.