October 18, 2015 | Capital campaign kicks off in worship.
August 24, 2015 | Westbury UMC members voted and approved a capital campaign at the Church Conference.
August 7, 2015 | A leadership group made up of Church Council chairs and members of the Master Plan Committee met to review a Feasibility Report on fundraising provided by the experienced consultants at Horizons Stewardship.
August 2, 2015 | Jim Powell with the architecture firm, Merrimon, Holt and Powell, presented a summary of the Master Plan being considered to the congregation.
May–July 2015 | Exploratory work was done on master planning with members, pastors and staff interviewed by the architect as well as site visits to other churches to assess possible renovation strategies; also, a Feasibility Study was initiated by Horizons Stewardship to gauge interest and giving potential of a sampling of Westbury UMC members through surveys and interviews.
April 7, 2015 | The Church Council approved the recommendation of the study committee to secure a contract with campaign consultant Richard Rodgers of Horizons Stewardship. Additionally, the Council gave approval for the study committee to hire an architect to develop a master plan for the church’s facilities. The architecture firm selected was Merrimon, Holt and Powell.
November 2014 | Westbury UMC’s Church Council approved a set of strategic goals, one of which was “Building Updates for Ministry Needs.” As a result, the Council commissioned a study committee: 1) to assess the buildings and grounds to determine if they adequately facilitate current and future ministries, and 2) to provide a range of ideas and options to expand, remodel or relocate facilities, along with preliminary cost estimates, to support a capital campaign (if so approved by the congregation).