God’s Grace: Our Heritage and Future

capital campaign 2019

Please visit this page often, as we’ll post updates here whenever we have them to share!

october 2019: approved

On September 29, 2019, the congregation approved the $5.3M campaign, “God's Grace: Our Heritage and Future.”

september 2019: forums and all-congregation meeting scheduled

Congregation forums are scheduled for September 8, 11, and 15 to discuss possible renovations and to present the entire proposed campaign. An all-congregation meeting will be held on Sunday, September 29, at 12:15 p.m. to vote on the campaign.

august 2019: forums scheduled

In late August, a letter was mailed to all FLC members, informing of upcoming forums to be held with Architecture Inc. as well as members of the Church Council and pastoral staff. Read the full letter here. Join us in the Gathering Room for one or more of the forums:

  • Sunday, September 8, 9 a.m.

  • Sunday, September 8, 10:30 a.m.

  • Wednesday, September 11, 11 a.m.

  • Sunday, September 15, 9 a.m.

  • Sunday, September 15, 10:30 a.m.

A congressional vote will be taken at the all-congregation meeting on Sunday, September 29, at 12:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

july 2019: architect updates

Following the May congregational focus group follow-up meetings, the Task Force met with the Architecture, Inc. in late May and June to further discuss the needs of the congregation. The Task Force will meet with the architects again on July 12 to view proposals for the Atrium, Welcome Center, and Gathering Room. After reviewing these proposals, another series of meetings will be scheduled to welcome the congregation’s input. We will announce these meeting dates soon.

june 2019: hvac update

While work continues on our HVAC system, we are finding both cool and warm places throughout the building and particularly in the Sanctuary. We recommend bringing a light jacket to worship or sitting in a different area of the Sanctuary to find a comfortable place for your liking. Unfortunately, we are unable to make adjustments on site. Thank you for your patience!

may 2019: focus group follow-up

In March 2019, our First Lutheran Council began investigating potential facilities upgrades and renovations that might accompany our much-needed HVAC system installation. These potential changes were shared with the congregation through a series of focus group meetings held in March and April. Thanks to the congregation’s feedback, participation, and critical input in the focus group meetings, the Council appointed a Task Force to interview and select one of three local architecture firms to engage in further conversation as to how three main areas of the campus (The Atrium, Welcome Center, and Gathering Room) might better serve the various ministries and missions of FLC now and in the future.

The Task Force recommended Architecture, Inc. to the Council to prepare a preliminary design for the proposed renovation. This proposed renovation will make the campus more secure, welcoming, and functional. FLC member and constituent input is critical to the final configuration of these areas. Please attend one of the meetings below to provide your input:

  • Monday, May 6, 5:30 p.m. – Wednesday Night Volunteers

  • Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. – General Congregation

  • Wednesday, May 8, 11 a.m. – General Congregation

  • Thursday, May 9, 5 p.m. – FLC Women

  • Monday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. – Recent New Members

  • Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. – General Congregation

You are welcome to attend any meeting, but you'll notice some will be geared toward specific interest groups. All meetings will be held in the Gathering Room.

March 2019: focus groups

First Lutheran is investigating potential facilities upgrades and renovations to accompany our much-needed HVAC system installation. These potential changes have been discussed among church leaders who are excited to share this preliminary planning with the congregation.

Congregation suggestions, questions, and input are vital in this process. Upcoming Focus Group meetings, held in the Friendship Room, will include presentations and question and answers sessions. Presentations will last approximately 20 minutes. You will then be able to ask questions and answer a brief questionnaire before concluding.

Families are encouraged to attend; times marked with an asterisk will have free childcare available in the nursery. Middle and high school students are encouraged to attend; we value their input as well! Mark your calendar to attend one of these important sessions.

FOCUS GROUP MEETING TIMES

Sunday, March 3 // *9:15 a.m., *10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6 // 12 p.m.
Saturday, March 9 // 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 // *9:15 a.m., *10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13 // *5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 // 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 // *9:15 a.m., *10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20 // 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 // 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 // *9:15 a.m., *10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27 // *5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 // 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 // *9:15 a.m., *10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3 // 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 // 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 // *9:15 a.m., *10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10 // *5:30 p.m.