A Community of Faith in the Jupiter, Tequesta and Hobe Sound Area
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
"We Have A Place For You."
May 15, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Master Campus Planning Update
As you know, for over a year we have been engaged in a long-range master campus planning process. We have been prayerfully discerning what steps we need to take to ensure that our campus will support the future growth and development of both our church and school. At our Annual Meeting in January, we unveiled the initial conceptual design for our campus expansion. After this presentation, our Vestry and Master Campus Planning Taskforce continued to work with our architect toward a final master plan for buildings and grounds.
Of course, the events of recent months, related to the COVID-19 pandemic, have required us to focus attention on our immediate response to this crisis. Consequently, the full implementation of our master campus plan will be delayed until we are able to resume normal parish operations. However, a part of the plan will move forward in the next several weeks. The stormwater retention area, in the northeast corner of our property, must be modified in order for any part of our master campus plan to be implemented.
In February, the permitting and engineering process was initiated for the stormwater retention area, and the Village of Tequesta approved the project. Since this was initiated before our present situation, the Vestry has decided to move forward. Work will take place while our campus is closed, thus causing no interruption to our normal activities. Funding for this modification had been previously allocated and is not part of our operating funds.
Over the next several weeks, you will see construction vehicles on site. The anticipated completion date for the project is early July. We know that these are uncertain times, however, we also know that God’s mission in the world and the ministry of the church continues. The Vestry believes that fulfilling this first step is a sign of hope as we look toward the future and the fulfillment of God’s vision for us at Good Shepherd. Please continue to keep the staff and Vestry in your prayers as they lead and nurture our parish community.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faithfully in Christ,
Kevin A. Johnson
Master Plan Update
Senior Warden Kevin Johnson presented a letter to the parish in May describing a property modification project. Initiated in February, the area affected is the north east corner of our property, adjacent to the school building. Print the full letter here. Read it below.