What are we doing?
We are replacing our pipe organ with a quality instrument (along with state of the art environmental controls to ensure its sustainability), as well as adding new audiovisual components to the sanctuary. We also have committed to fund two mission and outreach projects.
Why are we doing this?
Our current pipe organ has degraded to the point that continued maintenance costs outweigh the cost of replacing it with a better constructed instrument. Without proper insulation and environmental controls, maintaining any instrument will be impossible. And since we worship in a variety of styles here at FPC, adding new audiovisual elements will broaden our opportunities for this space.
When will construction be complete?
August-September of 2016.
How much will it cost?
The projected cost is $1,100,000, which is similar in scope to our last capital campaign.
How will we pay for it?
Expenses will be met with existing church funds which we will replenish through a three-year capital campaign.
What is a capital campaign?
A capital campaign is a church project that seeks pledged donations from the congregation to pay for a major construction project — in our case, a new pipe organ and upgrades to the sanctuary.
How much money are we hoping to raise through the capital campaign?
We are hoping to raise $1,100,000, which would cover the sanctuary project as well as a significant contribution to mission and outreach projects.
Will I be pressured to make a pledge?
No. Participation in the campaign and how much you give will be entirely up to you. All members and guests will be given the opportunity to contribute if they wish to do so.
How may I prepare to participate?
Allow God to speak to your heart through prayer. Read Scripture passages that speak about stewardship and giving, such as 1 Corinthians 16:2, Proverbs 11:25, Proverbs 3:5-9, 2 Corinthians 8:7, Acts 20:35, Luke 6:38, and Psalm 116:12.
How long will my commitment be?
You are asked to make a three-year commitment.
If I can’t give a large amount, does my pledge really matter?
Absolutely! All pledges matter, regardless of amount, because as we all participate according to our ability, God multiplies our giving.
When are we expected to give the amount pledged?
Pledge cards will be turned in on Commitment Sunday, and pledges will begin to be received shortly thereafter.
What forms of contributions will be accepted?
Contributions can be made by cash or check. Other forms of contributions can include the transference of title to marketable stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.
May I update my commitment after Celebration Sunday?
Yes. You may update your commitment at any time.
Do you have to be a church member to participate in the campaign?
No. Participating in the campaign is a personal decision for each of us, and anyone may contribute to God’s work in our church.