January 17, 2020

Thank you for your generous giving as we update our building to become more friendly! To date, we have collected more than $370,000 of the $602,100 pledged.

Bridge financing for the Building Project is in place to proceed with the building renovation. The next step will be to secure permits and sign the general contractor’s contract.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on Wednesday, January 22, 9 am-11:30 am to relocate furnishings/chairs to prepare the Social Hall for worship and organize the Tabor Room for meeting use during construction. Please contact Dave Evans (612-702-2481/dnevans1953@gmail.com) to let him know you’re happy to help!

Future Building Renovation Opportunities: remove pews, demolition of library walls and partials disassembly of altar platforms. Dates TBD.

January 10, 2020:

Capital Campaign Update: Thank you for your generous giving!
To date, we have collected more than $370,000 of the $602,100 pledged.

Before signing with Langer Construction, we are having the loan, approved at the  November Charge Conference, reviewed by a lawyer and then processed. When that is complete, demolition will be begin on the Sanctuary, Gathering Area, library, and coatroom. At that point, worship will be moved downstairs to the Social Hall. 

A schedule will be posted when we know the start of the demolition and volunteers will be needed. Please check back for weekly updates. 
December 2019:

Your generosity is bringing to life our vision of upgrading and refreshing our sanctuary, narthex, while adding a ground floor, handicap-accessible/family restroom. To date, we have collected $155,000 toward our $600,000 pledge. As a result of your pledge payments, our HVAC system has been replaced and is fully operational.  

General construction is anticipated to begin in January with projected completion before Easter. 

As this year draws to a close, the Building Committee asks that you thoughtfully consider two requests:

(1)                 accelerate your payment toward your pledged amount

(2)                  consider an additional pledge

An additional 3% in pledge funds will allow us to complete the revised construction plans.  

Again, we want to reiterate how appreciative we are of your support to the capital campaign and that you prayerfully consider a response by December 31.

Have a blessed Christmas and New Year!
November 2019:

All of the construction bids will be in by the beginning of November. The Building Committee will review them for the best all-around bid. We are looking for a tentative start date in January 2020.

The HVAC renovation project is almost complete.  Thank you to Schwickert’s for their work!

At the next Charge Conference, Sunday, November 17, we will be seeking a bridge loan. We hope to see you there!

Please contact Building Chairman Tyler Sunderman (tylersunderman@gmail.com) with questions. 

October 2019:

The Building Committee thanks everyone who attended the Charge Conference on Sunday, September 15. We appreciate the feedback and the chance to hear everyone’s perspective. 

The results were:  
The Building Plan was approved to be sent out for bids.
The stenciling behind the altar will stay.
The Communion Table will stay as it is.
The pews will be replaced with all chairs.

The HVAC renovation project is scheduled for the first two weeks of October. Our construction documents will be submitted to contractors on October 1 with an expected project start date of January 1. 

Please contact Building Chairman Tyler Sunderman (tylersunderman@gmail.com) with questions.
September 2019: 

Thank you to all who participated in the Town Hall on Sunday, August 18. The Building Committee is looking forward to the HVAC replacement project starting soon.

We will hold a Charge Conference on Sunday, September 15, to vote on the final renovation plan. You must be present to vote. More information will be available soon.

The final construction documents will be put out for bid on October 1.

Please contact Building Chairman Tyler Sunderman (tylersunderman@gmail.com) with questions.


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Preliminary Drawings from Station 19 Architects
Honoring Our Past…Building Our Future Capital Campaign is off to a great start!
At the end of February, volunteers will be delivering pledge information and commitment cards to all households. Please welcome these volunteers warmly and keep the campaign and those who are giving of their time in your prayers.  
We are asking members to prayerfully consider their pledge to the campaign. All gifts are above and beyond your regular giving. Please do not take away from general operations to make a capital campaign gift. Thank you for your consideration!  
The congregation will be updated in March on campaign totals and next steps. This is an important moment in our church’s history and we thank you for your interest! 
Members of the Capital Campaign Committee met with Nicole Thompson, Architect from Station 19, to discuss plans.
Campaign Chair
Tyler Sunderman
Honorary Chairs
Elden Schwarz
Dale Sunderman
Campaign Committee
Dave Evans
Pastor Terri Horn
Jerry Johnson
Darrell Kolden
Kendra Miller
Greg Schwarz
Campaign Consultants
Michael & Whitney Davy – Mark Davy & Associates
Campaign Prayer
Gracious God, 
You ignited a spark that created this congregation and a flame that grew into your people today. Now your Spirit blends our legacy with the future.
Remind us of the abundance you placed in our lives, your gifts planted within us, and the Holy Spirit’s presence to guide us. May we lead with boldness that is softened with understanding, listen with kindness and speak with courage that is fueled by the Holy Spirit.
 Frame our decisions with clarity of purpose ‐ to be a church where lives are changed through Jesus Christ.
May it be well with our souls.