Organ Campaign Message

Lee Pritchard, NPUMC Music Director
January 2023

This how excited I am about “our organ”!

The trumpets will sound –
the flutes will flutter –
and the bass – will make the building shake.

Most of you have heard that the challenge for reaching our financial goal for the organ repair exceeded our goal. To recap – we had $13,185 when we began this challenge in late November – to be completed by December 31st. Two members committed to match $5,000.  And, so, it began – and what to our wondering eyes did appear from many people – members of our congregation and members of the community and people who support the ministries at NPUMC.  The income was $7,500. Those who were matching decided to increase their match by $1,800, making it $6,800. The total received between the end of November and December 31 was $14,300.  The Organ Fund is now $27, 485!!!

We expect we will need between $3,000 and $5,000 to have the full amount. We have an estimate for the work needed which was provided before the pandemic thus the expectation of the additional amount. The organ company takes the month of January off – after tuning for Christmas MANY organs in the Connecticut and New York region.  I will be making contact with him in early February and the next steps will proceed.

May I say my heart is so full – full of gratitude and love for the persons who made the challenge and all who answered the call.  Our organ is a huge asset for us at NPUMC – for worship – for concerts – for teaching!  I play the hymn “It Is Well with My Soul” every Wednesday during the hymn-a long – and it is Well with my soul!  

With Musical Gratitude, Thank you


We still need a little more… Please consider making your gift now.  Donations may be made to the New Paltz United Methodist Church with “Organ Fund” in your check Memo or Online at Online Giving – Online Giving – New Paltz United Methodist Church ( – Click on Organ Donate Button.