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Special Fund Drive

We Need Your Bright Minds and Your Love for Our Church!

Over the last few years, our beloved First Church has worked to strategically embrace a path of long-term financial sustainability, while also imagining all that we can do and all that we can be for ourselves and our larger community. At the 2021 Annual Meeting, the congregation voted to support growing church income and to take the necessary steps to do so.

We are in the process of putting together a list of the short-term and long-term needs and wishes for First Church.

Your input and feedback is key to forging our future!

You are encouraged and invited to attend one of our numerous Focus Group Sessions in August in order to give your input on the possible paths toward sustainability and growing ministry.

These Focus Group Sessions will give everyone in our congregation the opportunity to provide your thoughts on the best approach to funding our congregation and improving our impact in the world. Presented by First Church members, you will have a chance to hear about needs and opportunities for ministry, as well as give your input. These gatherings are not for soliciting financial support. They are meant to share the possibilities and gather input on what is most important to our congregation.

Each one-hour meeting will include a short presentation, followed by discussion, questions, and your feedback, including a brief and important questionnaire.

Check out the schedule below and make plans to attend a Focus Group Session. In-person and Zoom sessions are available.

Let’s have some fun exploring all of the possibilities for a sustainable future!

Mark Chambers and Holly Patzer
Co-Chairs Special Fundraising Team

Participate in a Focus Group!

In-person Focus Group Opportunities

Held in the Leenhouts Common Room
(No pre-registration required for in-person)

Sunday, August 7, 11:15 a.m.

Thursday, August 11, 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 14, 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 21, 11:15 a.m.—Childcare available this session.

Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 28, 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, August 30, 6:00 p.m.


Zoom Focus Group Schedule

Sign up for the Zoom link for any of these sessions at this link.

Tuesday, August 9, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16, 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, August 18, 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.