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Moving forward with a new Fellowship Hall

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On Sunday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m. there will be a Congregational Meeting presented by the Building Committee to update you on status of the new Fellowship Hall building project.

The committee has worked diligently as a team and in conjunction with the architectural firm of Alcorn and Benton to create the plans that matched what the congregation said we wanted in our building. The time has arrived for you to provide
direction to the Building Committee on how to proceed from here.

The Building Committee will present for consideration options on how to move forward and what moving forward actually means. Hopefully, by the time you read this, you will have received either by mail or electronically more detailed
information about the specifics of the proposals we are asking you to consider.

I can tell you that unless the congregation votes to simply stop
this project, the project is going to require additional funding. The Building Committee recognized that reality and recommended that a third capital campaign be initiated. The
work on establishing that capital campaign committee, though in its infancy, has begun. If you have questions about the capital campaign committee, an interest in being on it, or ideas for it, please contact Gary Jaus.

Originally, the Fellowship Hall was the worship space. Once the current Sanctuary was built, the Fellowship Hall became the place where we did the Lord’s work. The Youth Room, meals for the community at-large, Easter breakfasts, Men’s Group
Meetings, Women’s Group meetings, Bell Choir rehearsals, Bible studies, receptions and other events have all been a part of the history of the Fellowship Hall.

The Building Committee has spent years working on this project and we’ve always understood that the building is important but what happens inside the building is more important. The Fellowship Hall was our shelter as we collectively served the Lord and with the Holy Spirit touched people’s hearts. It is our
hope we can continue to meet the needs of the community in a new shelter as we continue our servanthood to Christ.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
- Mathew 6:19-21 (NIV)

For any questions regarding the new Fellowship Hall building project, please contact Gary Jaus by phone or email:

Luther Hall and other building project update

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Since the dedication of the remodeled Room Two and new laundry room, more work has been performed on Luther Hall over the past month.

A much-needed new furnace has been installed in the building at a significantly less cost thanks to the work of our Building Committee members. The former storage closet between Rooms Two and Three is in the process of being converted into a pantry space.

Special thanks to members of the Men’s Group for volunteering to paint the room. This will allow us to store food items and other supplies needed for various ministries. The men also painted the
Pastor’s Sacristy and Vestry, which had not been painted in nearly two decades.

A new furnace is also being installed in the Church Office. Some window and door upgrades are also being assessed. The Building Committee is hard at work assessing the proposals from contractors for the Fellowship Hall Project.

More updates to come.