Dear God, we thank you for our beautiful campus, and its sacred spaces where we gather to be with You. Guide us as we look forward toward living the vision of being a light on the hill. Let us shine, now, with joy-filled generosity, ever grateful for our many blessings. Amen
We are excited to announce a new three-year capital campaign for our church! Our campaign theme is: “Looking Forward, Giving Back.” Filled with gratitude for the new hope the Spirit is generating in our congregation, we are confident that you will want to respond to God’s generosity to us by giving back generously to undergird God’s vision for our church’s future ministry and mission. The campaign will address the following goals that will enable us all to “press on towards the goal of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)
- Eliminating our $270,000 debt so that annual offerings and budgets can be wholly dedicated to God’s vision for our future.
- Increasing our commitment to Mission and Outreach. ($50,000)
- Installing a new sound system in the sanctuary, including a hearing loop system for the hearing impaired. ($30,000)
- Completing the long-delayed upgrade of the organ as planned at the time of the acquisition of the new three-manual console. ($100,000)
- Replacing the aging and unreliable church bus with a new van of similar seating capacity. ($25,000 including trade-in)
To accomplish these important projects and cover the costs of the campaign, we have set a campaign goal of $500,000. The pledge you make towards the capital campaign will be over and above the annual pledge you are already giving towards the church’s day-to-day ministry. It may be given in increments over a three-year period.
The Campaign was commissioned on Sunday, September 11, at both services. In November, we will hold small group gatherings for fellowship and to explain more fully the need for this campaign. The Committee has been meeting and we are enthusiastically committed. In the meantime please be attentive to Minutes for Mission, the FOCUS and announcements at worship for more information. We want to encourage each of you to participate fully in the Campaign, and we ask for your prayers and support as we begin this exciting journey in the life of our church.