Generation to Generation Project:
New Space - nursery, children, youth, prayer chapel, office, coffee bar
How We Got Here
Our church has been entrusted with a priceless gift from past generations, the gift of thoughtful faith, warm-hearted hospitality, a deep concern for justice, and an inspiriting legacy of generosity. We are here today because of that open-handed heritage. And now it’s time for us to pass a similar gift on to future generations.
To do that, we needed new tools for ministry. The Delmar House (an old farm house on the property that housed our offices and Sunday School) was ineffective, deteriorating, and costly to maintain. It needed to be replaced with good administrative and office space. We needed a youth room, where our teenagers finally have space to call their own, to meet with their friends and grow in their faith. And we needed better space for the next generation, our toddlers, children, and youth.
This is exactly the kind of space that we built through our Generations to Generations campaign.
The Timeline of our Process...
November 2015 - Pledges
The congregation generously pledge to the campaign. We now have commitments for just over $1,000,000 to be given over a three year period.
January 2016 - Project Approval
We officially approved a slightly reduced project approximately 1.1 million, leaving the sanctuary renovations for a future campaign.
August 2016 - Ground Breaking
Ground Breaking Celebration was held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 28th. Festivities included a breakfast, live music by local jazz guitarist Dan Rubright, activities, and a short ceremony in which all children and youth started the digging!
October 2017 - Building Dedication
We dedicated and consecrated our new space on October 8. Sunday morning kicked off with a continental breakfast and All-Hands Art Project. The dedication took place during worship as we also celebrated communion in the new chapel. That afternoon we had a grand barbecue and bonfire on the grounds, with music provided by The Mighty Pines.