Make a pledge toward the CCIV Chair Campaign so that Sunshine Cathedral can have new, beautiful seats and flooring.
For every $553.00 given (given at once, or pledges fulfilled), the donor will have her/his name placed on one chair. Pledges must be paid in full by May 2017.
A chair sample is currently on display in the narthex.
For more information please contact Rev Dr Robert Griffin, Executive Minister 954.462.2004 ext. 206 Robert@SunshineCathedral.net
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Thank you to our initial donors!
Paid and/or Pledged: 187 chairs, 325 Available.
Sold 124/Pledged 63.
Need: $160K to move project forward.
Current paid/pledge total: $103,411.00
Total Project Cost: $300K (est.)
Anne Atwell & Amy Walker
Bart Palumbo & Carlos Perez Varela
Bill Bryan & Sam Fata
Bob McCormick & Bary Clifton
Brad Sterl & Tedd Davis
C J Ashton
Carl Jennings & Larry Gammons
Cathy Tullo & Karen Dougherty
Charles Lo Piccolo
Coss Book Keeping & Accounting
Deney & Michael Priddy-Kretman
Dennis & Tito McWilliams-Ramos
Divine Science Federation
Durrell Watkins & Robert Griffin
George Gru (Estate)
James W Burke
Jean Johnson & Norma Wingo
Jim Pamplin & Rudy Wang
John Lloyd & Andrew Cheng
Keith Muller & Stephen Plescia
Kevin Tisdol & Michael Mitchell
Linda Edin & Lydya Chapman
Luis Gonzalez & Tyler Noddin
Lynda Pantoja & Margarita Rodriguez
Margarita Rodriguez & Lynda Pantoja
Mary & Tom Fedoration
New River Orchestra/Summer Sernade
Phil Cordell & Chris Seay
Pierre E Charette
Richad H Brown
Richard Schwarz & Tom Massey
Rick Killoran & Dave Keller
Robert DeCamillo & Ken Sasser
Robert Schupp & Dennis Osbourne
Robert Zwicky & Robert Thompson
Roz Patterson & Judy Boles
Rudy Molinet & Harry Hoehn
Twila Wilson & Marion Garnsey
Walt Lawrence & Stephen Lewis
Q – Why are we replacing the existing pews?
A – The current pews are more than 40 years old. Many of the pews are beyond further repair; those that have presented a safety concern have been removed. Some of the pews are missing top railings because they broke. Several of our pews are bowing; attempts have been made to shore them up to keep them from breaking. The fabric on some pews have ripped, attempts have been made to stitch the fabric back, to no avail. One pew currently has red duct tape holding the fabric in place.
Q – What is the current and anticipated seating capacity?
A – Current pew seating capacity is 398 (downstairs and balcony). The new seats and arrangement will allow for more than 100 additional seats to include space for wheelchairs.
Q – Why did you use the word ‘arrangement’?
A – To make room for additional seats will require removing the aisle space between the end of the pews and wall. The two center aisles in the nave will remain. Our new seat design layout will be similar to that of most upgraded movie theaters and local upgraded performing arts seating spaces.
Q – What other interior work will be done?
A – It has been discussed to install two new doors to align with the aisle. This may or may not take place. Further negotiation is needed. The current center doors will not change.
Q – What will be the color of the news seats?
A – We are moving from our current red to Chair Pattern: Winslow and Color: Mineral.
Q – Will the carpet remain?
A – There will be carpet down the aisle and in front of the chancel. No carpet will be placed under the new seats. The floor of the nave will be like the current chancel floor. Leaving the space under the seat without carpet will make it much easier for cleaning. The new carpet will be blue.
Q – You mentioned that the new seats will be similar to that of most upgraded movie theaters and performing arts spaces. Will the seats have arm rests between them?
A – No. Our new seating will not have arm rest between them. Only the ends of each row will have an end wood panel, stained in black.
Q – What will become of the name plaques on the current pews?
A – The plaques will be moved to a Memory/Dedication Book. The book will be maintained and located in the church narthex, easily viewed by anyone who wishes to do so.
Q – What will become of the pews?
A – Attempts will be made to sell the pews to another congregation. However, several of the pews are beyond repair, so a good number of the pews will more than likely go to recycling.
Q – Will there be an individual name plaque on each chair?
A – Chairs can be donated In Honor or In Memory of someone (only the individual name will appear – one name per chair/plaque) – an appropriate size plaque will be placed on chair. A name plaque does not reserve seating for the person whose name is on the plaque.
Q – Will the new seats be set up for ticketed events?
A – Yes.
Q – Will the new seats have a book/pen holder?
A – Yes.
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Arrangements can be made to pay in full – $553.00 or $25.14 a week, or $110.60 monthly from January – May, 2017.
If you need any assistance please contact Rev Dr Robert Griffin at 954.462.2004 ext. 206 or Robert@sunshinecathedral.net.