Arch Street United Methodist Church - a reconciling congregation
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Be Lifted Up Campaign


Be Lifted UP - Arch Street UMC's Capital Campaign

To contribute to the campaign please contact Rev. Robin Hynicka at  215.568.6250 or email   Gifts can be made online:     


1. developed a building master plan under the professional guidance of architect - Atkin, Olshin, Lawson-Bell

2. completed the New Dollars/New Partners training offered by Partners for Sacred Places and was awarded a $100,000 grant

3. commissioned a Capital Campaign Committee

4. conducted a preliminary campaign that exceeded the financial goal (restored sanctuary ceiling, nursery renovation, new tables for Nichols Hall and seed money to support mission projects)

5. created a network of potential community partners

6. engaged the firm of Schultz and Williams as fund raising consultants

7. initiated an internal communication strategy to update the congregation                              

8. conducted a high reach study of the Spire

9. organized the immediate community in completing a streetscape conceptual design with funding from Partners for Sacred Places and with professional assistance thorugh the Community Design Collaborative

10. recieved a $300,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Convention Center to assist in the restoration of the Arch Street stained glass window 

11. dveloped phase one and engaged The Aegis Group to manage phase one of the campaign.  

12. completed the asbestos abatement of Nichols Hall 

13. piping for sprinkler system installed                             

14. restoration of the Arch Street stained glass window completed

15. received a monumental donation of space in the new, privately owned parking garage next to the church

16. developed plans to install elevator in the donated space that will reach all levels of the church

17. raised a total of $400,000 in grants and a total of $877,000 in pledged gifts - $223,000 remains to be raised to reach the goal of $2 million by 2016.

The Building Commitee   Danielle Dileo Kim, Russell Alexander, Jack McGrath and Reverend Robin Hynicka

Capital Campaign Guidelines

  • increase safety/accessibility
  • welcome quests/prepare for new members
  • improve spaces for study/fellowship
  • support mission