September - December
11.3 | Ministry Sunday
We will gather to celebrate the life-changing ministries of St. John’s and hear stories of the lives changed by God through our church.
11.10 | Celebration Sunday
We will gather together at St. John’s for one of the greatest parties in the history of our congregation!
11.17 | Commitment Sunday
In response to God’s leading, we will gather to offer our three-year commitment to support the capital campaign and support for our annual pledge drive.
Living Into Our Welcoming Statement
Though surveys and interviews, these are the projects that you selected to remove barriers, improve comfort and create a building that truly welcomes all:
Create a new accessible entrance because everyone is welcome here. An entrance sets a tone and an expectation. It conveys a message about who we are and what we value.
Welcome all who enter our building - no exceptions. In the changing Michigan weather, it is important to have the flexibility to adjust internal air temperature to create a comfortable and safe environment for all who enter the building, while also considering energy costs and efficiencies.
Provide a safe, secure, and structurally sound facility. This speaks to our desire to serve as a community resource for groups inside St. John’s as well as those in our wider community. The primary asset in need of attention is the roof.
In the coming months we will continue to develop our plans for a vibrant and updated facility in greater detail. At this point we are estimating the cost of the accessibility project to be approximately $940,000, the hospitality project to be $760,000, and the structural security project to be $100,000 for a total of $1.8 million dollars. This is the shared vision for the future of our facility, and with your support, we hope to be able to complete all three projects and begin St. John’s second century with a home that truly reflects our mission.
For Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
You can now donate to the Capital Campaign online or set up auto pay on Realm
Not Equal Gifts but Equal Sacrifice
The concept of equal giving has never existed at St. John's. Instead, we believe that the sacrifice should be equal. This ensures that there is a role in this capital campaign for every member of St. John's. Everyone's participation is important if we are to be successful.
Your financial involvement is a decision between you and God. Giving is part of worship and it is giving from the heart that pleases God. You will never be pressured or told what you should give. We simply ask that you pray to discern God's will for your participation in this Capital Campaign.
Prayer for St. John’s Capital Campaign
source of abundance; graft into our hearts your generous nature so that we may respond to the present needs of our parish. We know that our needs are both structural, and spiritual. We seek your encouragement in our stewardship. Stir up our enthusiasm and desire to give in a sacrificial way for the ministries we offer in your name through this sacred and holy space. Keep us a faithful community with a visionary purpose that enmeshes the heritage of the past with the possibilities of the future. Shape us into sacrificial givers, bind us to a common good, and stretch our boundaries. All this we ask and seek and pray in the name of the risen Christ.
Adapted from St. John's Century of Renewal Campaign, June 11, 2000