Church House Capital Campaign

Church House Capital Campaign

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First Baptist Church East Greenwich

“A Home for the Future” Church House Renovation Campaign

Leading people to faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ.

We are a church community that want to be hospitable and welcoming. We are a people who look to serve others every way that we can. Walk around the Church House, visit the Church House, and you will quickly note that First Baptist Church in East Greenwich is a people who want to be welcoming of all people from all walks of life and wants to use the Church House as a way to reach out and connect. You will notice and see real, tangible ways that the community is leading people to faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ.

 

 

First Baptist Church of East Greenwich – A Vision for the Church House

Leading people to faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ.

We are a church community that want to be hospitable and welcoming. We are a people who look to serve others every way that we can. This is what we can see from the results of the voting. Let me offer you a dream of what we can be:

You walk up to the Church House on a weekday evening. Maybe you see the Cub Scouts learning and playing games. Maybe you hear the orchestra rehearsing or see the Art Club meeting. Maybe a musical group is getting ready to offer a show in a couple of weeks or a dramatic group is rehearsing a play that will be produced in the spring. A support group meets in the downstairs, a community group uses another room to talk about how to help East Greenwich grow. Stop by on a Saturday and you will notice the smells coming from the kitchen. Since the updates, the kitchen use has increased, providing meals for the homeless twice a month, cooking church suppers, making food for community dinners, and other events…

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Church House News

A Recap –

Almost a year ago we had a very engaging meeting to talk about the ministries of the Church House and to find a vision for what we can be doing at the Church House in the future. Out of that meeting came a long and exciting list of possible ministries that we could be doing. The congregation voted on what they felt the most passionate about, and out of that voting came a sense of where we would like to go with the Church House. Hospitality, welcoming, community, and service were some of the broader themes that came out of this process.

 

Since then, the Trustees started to look closely at what needed to be done with the Church House to make these ministries possible, and have found that there are a handful of things that need to be addressed before we can do any specific work. There are five concerns that must be addressed before we can do anything else (not in order of priority):

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Capital Campaign Newsletter

 

By now many of you have heard about the work that we are looking to do with the church house and the resources that will be needed to make that happen. On January 5 we had a congregational meeting to discuss and share about the progress of the campaign. During that meeting we went over again the five priorities that the Church House requires before we do anything else (windows, exterior repair, bathrooms, asbestos abatement, heating system) and a sense of how much the work will cost. Since that meeting the Trustees have formed a Project Committee, chaired by Jan Fletcher, to oversee the construction, and be a liaison between the work and the board of Trustees. Since we did not get any positive response from the two contractors we originally asked to offer bids, the Project Committee reached out to an architect (Cindy Gerlach from 401 Designs) and hired her to help guide us through the process. This is all done through the approval of the board of Trustees.

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