Read the full issue of the December 8 Weekly Liberal here.
Board of Trustees President Eric Cooperstein writes:
As you know, we conducted a series of focus groups in October to present a vision of how we might repair and upgrade our Church home. Based on the strong support from the focus groups and after considering the comments and issues raised in those meetings, I am excited to share that your Board of Trustees has decided to move forward with our capital campaign!
This past Sunday in worship, we introduced and asked for your blessing of our Capital Campaign Steering Committee, led by co-chairs Dan Berg and Sofi Ali. Dave Bach, Cindy Marsh, Craig Bierbaum, Rich Jaeger, Keven Ambrus, Channing McKinley, Caitlin Rogers, Jenelle Masterson, Liz Short, Zack Steven, Lisa Haugen, Katie Oberle, and Dick Niemiec make up the rest of this dream team. They’re joined by ex-officio members Rev. Justin Schroeder, Rev. Jen Crow, myself as your Board President, and our Campaign Consultant Skip Schlafer.
The theme of the Campaign is Not for Ourselves Alone: Building an Inclusive Future. The goal of this campaign is to meet with the entire congregation and invite participation in the vision to: Expand Welcoming Hospitality, Enhance our Worship Experience, Ensure Inclusive Programs, and Encourage Future Ministries. In these troubled times, we can be a beacon of light!
For the next few months, we will be in the preparation phase of this campaign, getting ready for the formal start of the campaign in late winter/early spring, when we will have a kick-off event for the whole congregation.
We are grateful for our Steering Committee, a dedicated group of people who have enthusiastically said “yes” to the vision of this campaign, promising to faithfully ensure that the campaign stays true to our values of racial justice and deep inclusion, and to share their passion and deep commitment to this church, so that together, all of us will make this campaign a success.
President, Board of Trustees
Information about the Capital Campaign can be found here.