Monday, February 16, 2015

Continue the mission: St. James' Episcopal Church looks toward future with capital project

From New York-

What started as a project to replace the 140-year-old roof on St. James' Episcopal Church in Skaneateles turned into an endeavor to ensure the mission of the nearly 200-year-old church continues for many more years to come.

The Rev. Becky Coerper, the rector of St. James', said the vestry — the body that oversees church operations — considered replacing the roof, which is original to the building, for about 20 years before finally taking steps to do something.

"It was leaking pretty regularly," she said. "We were doing repairs on it annually, sometimes as much as $10,000 or $12,000 a year. ... It was in pretty bad shape. It does fall down. We find pieces of it in our driveway all the time."

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