St. Andrew's, Highland Park, has recently completed a $1.5M Opening Doors capital campaign to equip their 177-year-old parish to serve the community for the next 100 years. Funds from the campaign provided for major renovations to the church and parish house. 

Improvements include new floors and windows, new heating, new restrooms, accessible ramps and electric doors, an elevator, and all over sprucing up of the facilities. The renovations included a new steel I beam in the basement ceiling which created a large new space, complete with serving pantry, for parish activities and feasts.

In addition to the physical transformations made possible by this campaign, a 10% tithe of the pledges has been set aside for developing the St. Andrew's outreach ministries. 

While the building was under construction, members focused on reexamining and reorganizing their outreach efforts to further develop the volunteerism that is the heart of outreach ministry. 

To celebrate the completion of this huge undertaking and the launch of the new focus on outreach, St. Andrew's is having a party. Sunday, September 7, has been designated Renaissance Sunday. Following the 11 o'clock service, there will be a celebration on the church lawn with all those who made Opening Doors a reality – planners, parishioners, donors, architects, builders, neighbors and friends – for a dedication by Bishop McConnell followed by lunch and lots of activities. There will be tours of the building, music, games, mission and ministry booths and, of course, fellowship.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is located at 5801 Hampton Street, in Pittsburgh's Highland Park neighborhood.

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