Organ Project


  • October-December 2019: Assessment, organization, communication

  • January-June 2020: Information gathering, focus groups, communication

  • July-August 2020: Prepare and present detailed options to congregation

  • September 2020: If not done already, congregation approves plan and next steps are taken

  • October-December 2020: Steering Committee oversees tasks to start project as chosen


Duane Barber, Jr.

Jerry Bell

Joe Bell

Todd Burson

Mary Alice Gordon

Sarah Jancura

Neal Martin

Rev. Karen Oehl

Sherri Pembrook

Steering Committee Purpose:

To determine, oversee, and communicate the healthiest way forward in music worship accompaniment at the Gay Street United Methodist Church.

3/8/2020 Organ Project Update Shared in Worship by Todd Burson:

We received a second quote from another organ company.  The good news is the quote came in very close to the first quote so we think we are getting very good information from the multiple organ companies we are talking to.  They also confirmed that we cannot refurbish the current organ so we are hearing a lot of the same information from multiple sources that we have to do something with the organ. 

We also are learning a bunch of different financial scenarios right now.  We are looking at maybe taking on some debt, fundraising, maybe how our investments can help us. We are talking about how those things might impact the operating budget, so we are learning all kinds of various financial scenarios.  We are looking at those scenarios for a pipe organ and also a digital organ. 

There will be a survey coming out very soon.  Just a reminder to continue to read the newsletter for updates and on the website, at the very top is an Organ Project link, click on that and you will see all kinds of information on the organ.

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18 North Gay Street

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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