HURRICANE IAN RECOVERY PROJECT

BEACON OF HOPE

The Marco Church steeple rises as an architectural symbol, a beacon of hope on the Marco Island skyline. While a nautical beacon serves as a navigational marker pointing the way home, our steeple serves as the physical marker of the spiritual community pointing the way to Jesus. While the campus looked like it weathered Hurricane Ian well, we discovered multiple repairs that needed immediate attention. The most vital projects were completed in the summer of 2023, while five more projects are slated for 2024. Pastor Scott shares about why we need your support to steward our campus well.

THROUGH THE STORM

During Ian and after, we discovered multiple leaks in the Worship Center. Roofing experts determined that the roofs on all three campus buildings were badly compromised and needed to be replaced. While the roof was our main expense, we uncovered multiple other projects to restore the campus to host Gospel ministry for decades to come.

WHY INVEST IN OUR CAMPUS BUILDINGS?

SUNDAY MORNING
EXCELLENCE

We seek excellence in preaching the Word, praying the Word, singing the Word, and responding to the Word. We partnered with Matt Papa and the Getty movement to bring hope to people with the truth of Jesus in our congregational worship.

OPEN DOOR
WELCOME

Attendance is up 25+% and our membership is growing each season.

CONNECT
NEW MEMBERS

Newly retired couples and younger families are both demographics increasing in membership.

GROW
NEXTGEN MINISTRIES

Children and Student Ministry – VBS grew to 70+ children in the summer of 2023. Marco Church grew a partnership with YoungLife and WyldLife for Marco Island schools, and we continue to connect, grow, and serve.

GROWTH
OPPORTUNITIES

Because of what Jesus has done for us, we desire to know him and grow to look more like him in our worship, words, and work for the good of Marco Island.

TO THE FUTURE

Marco Presbyterian Church brings hope to people with the truth of Jesus. God is calling us further to the privilege of being God’s people on Marco Island, as beacons of hope. Just as the steeple marks the building, God’s people mark this community as lights shining in the darkness. Marco Island is a unique city and requires unique ministry served by a unique people – a people who hope in a God through the storm and to the future. Please pray often and give generously!

RECOVERY PROJECTS

Picture of Worship Center Steeple

STEEPLE

The Worship Center steeple was moved from its base and damaged in Hurricane Irma. It began leaking through the ceiling over the platform. It was repositioned and repaired temporarily, and plans were made to replace the steeple - at a cost of $25,000 to $30,000. Instead of replacement, it was able to be repaired and painted at a cost of $13,600.

Picture of Fellowship Hall of Marco Church

TERMITES

While replacing the roof on Fellowship Hall, the roofers discovered the small steeple was infested with termites, as well as other areas of the building. The steeple was beyond repair and removed. The area under the steeple was capped, but the entire building was tented and fumigated at a cost of $9,000.

Picture inside fellowship hall of Marco Church

SPRAY FOAM INSULATION

After our Worship Center fire in 2021, much of our fiberglass insulation was ruined. Current code requires spray-foam insulation; however, insurance would not agree to pay for it. Because of the code recommendation and the energy cost savings, we decided to install spray-foam, and include the Fellowship Hall building as well for a cost of $85,335.

Picture of Marco Presbyterian Church street sign

CAMPUS WATER SUPPLY

The main campus water valve and backflow components for the entire campus failed unexpectedly and needed immediate replacement at a cost of $13,826.

Picture of air handlers

AGED AIR CONDITIONERS

Three of our campus air conditioners failed this summer at a cost of $52,000.

Picture of front of worship center at Marco Church

TREE REMOVAL

It was necessary to remove several large trees next to the Worship Center that were at the end of their life cycle and threatened to damage the new roof at a cost of $6,700.