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From our July/August Newsletter:


As of June 18, 168 households have contributed to the Capital/Stewardship Campaign.

The Annual Campaign total is $373,798.00. The Capital Campaign total to date is $1,163,057.00. The Capital/Stewardship Campaign Committee wishes to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the wholehearted support we have received from you, the congregation, as “We Are Building a New Way.”

As this fiscal year draws to a close, we begin to write checks for support of the operating budget of the new fiscal year and for our commitment to the capital campaign. Please remember to indicate clearly which check is for the annual operating budget and which check is for the capital campaign. It would be very helpful if congregants who are able, would front end their capital campaign commitment payment this summer. All Souls must put up a substantial amount of money as a down payment to our bank for a construction loan so that we can begin our building project in September.

The Stewardship Committee is already planning for the next fiscal year and will have a retreat to plan the campaign on August 10. We are hoping that some of you will decide to join us in the growing and nurturing of All Souls, which is what stewardship is all about.

Questions? Henrietta Mountz, Stewardship Chair, henrietta68@comcast.net or 860-339-5178 or

Tom Lescoe, Stewardship Chair, tlescoe@hotmail.com or 413-824-7688


SPACE FORCE (AKA Alternate Space Team)

Our work is winding down! Beginning this fall we will meet for services at the Temple Emanu-El, 29 Dayton Rd, in Waterford. All Souls will let everyone know the exact dates and times. This space will accommodate our worship service, Faith Formation classes, choir rehearsal, and our post - service social hour. We are finishing the agreement now.

Our office staff will move to 25 Jay Street, the house we bought to house a refugee family.

Sue Frankewicz will continue to deal with meeting space issues if any come up. She seems to have that task well in hand.

It has been a great committee to work with.  Sue Frankewicz, Kate Treadwell-Hill, Frida Berrigan, Peter Whipple, and Lorraine Allen have all done great work and you should feel free to thank them for their hard work and service to this congregation.

Questions? George Dowker, Chair, dowker@snet.net or 860-235-6247


The Building Committee continued to work with consultants on pre-construction and design development phases of the project for obtaining the requisite permits and approvals in advance of breaking ground.

The site assessment by Catalyst Environmental is complete.  As reported last month, the presence of coal ash beneath the pavement required additional chemical analyses to be completed and further tests of soil structure for engineering purposes.  At this time, they reveal no major  challenges, though additional testing and mitigation measures may be required during construction.  A soil analysis report is forthcoming, allowing the structural engineers to complete design development drawings for teh next round of cost estimating.

Our civil engineering firm, CLA, is nearing completion of the Planning and Zoning application materials for the City of New London with intentions to meet the submission deadline this month for review at the Commission’s July meeting.

Neal Overstrom, Building Committee Chair, bc@allsouls.net or 860-639-8535


Our committee is taking a breather. Our next step is to complete and distribute event reports so that we can use this helpful information to improve our events for next year.

Elizabeth Spurr, Co Chair, thelizlarsons@yahoo.com or 860-501-8109

Sher Lofgren, Co Chair, sheryllynnlofgren@gmail.com or 203-848-7865