EAST END REBUILDING

WHAT HAPPENED

East End UMC's historic church building was hit by a tornado that ripped through East Nashville on March 3, 2020. The building was heavily damaged and rendered structurally unsound.

 

A short time after the tornado, with heavy yet hopeful hearts, the people of East End United Methodist Church began working on making plans to rebuild. 

 

A group of East End UMC members has been meeting with architects, project managers, contractors, and denominational representatives for over a year working toward returning our congregation to its home.

BUILDING PROJECT UPDATES

LATEST PROJECT VIDEO UPDATE

Video Detailing All The Latest Potential Plans and Designs for the East End UMC Building Committee

Potential Timeline

EAST END UMC BUILDING COMMITTEE

What is a Building Committee?


In the UMC, a building committee is elected by a local church's Administrative Council to make plans and recommendations for the church to consider when the church is undertaking a large capital project. 


East End's Administrative Council elected the building committee as a Charge Conference in August of 2020.

Building Committee Members


David Bone

Jessica Dragonetti

Daniel Foster

Craig Kennedy

Cori Morris

Andrea Walter

Mark Sanders


Scott Marshall-Kimball (Staff Liaison)

Working With The Building Committee

 

Architect -EOA Architects

Owner's Representative - Steve Rutland

General Contractor - American Constructors

FEMA Consultant - DCMC Partners

TNUMC Reps - John Pearce, Bishop Bill McAlilly, Rev. Scott Aleridge

 

 

APPROVAL PROCESS

 

 

 

Building Committees do not have the power to make decisions on behalf of the church, but are tasked with submitting recommendations for approval of both the local church and the local church's District Committee on Location and Building.

 

East End UMC's Building Committee is currently close initiating steps 2 and 3 of the multi-layered approval project and should have a date for the church conference on approval of preliminary designs and financial plans for the project soon.

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about the building project you can reach out to EEUMC's Building Committee directly by emailing eastendrebuilding@gmail.com.

FUNDING THE PROJECT

EAST END UMC WILL BE ABLE TO FULLY FUND OUR BUILDING PROJECT USING THREE FUNDING SOURCES

INSURANCE

East End UMC received approximately $5 Million dollars in insurance proceeds after the building was ruled to be a "Total Loss." These funds make up almost half of the amount of money needed rebuild the church in a similar footprint as the current building while making required code and safety upgrades. 

 

 

FEMA

In 2018, churches became eligible for assistance from FEMA's Private Non-Profit assistance program. In cases of Federally  Declared Disasters FEMA pays eligible Non-Profits 75% of the gap between the insurance funds the Non-Profit receives and the total cost of the Non-Profit's repair or replacement project.

 

East End UMC has been working with FEMA and will likely be receiving a federal assistance grant of approximately $4.5 Million.

HHOPE ON HOLLY

Hope On Holly is the campaign to rebuild our church on the corner of Holly St and 13th Street after the tornado of March 3, 2020.

 

The goal of the Hope On Holly campaign was to raise a minimum of $1,000,000.00 to go toward the funding of our building project.

 

On October 31st our Hope On Holly Campaign chairs announced total pledges of $1,076,207.51! 

 

Additionally, Bishop Bill McAlilly of the Tennessee Annual Conference announced that the conference closed church fund would be issuing a record grant of $1,000,000 to support East End's rebuilding and operational needs.