On Sunday, February 6th, 2011, the congregation of Messiah Lutheran Church gathered together to kick off the campaign to raise the funding for the proposed Sanctuary Expansion.
The congregation was joined by Dr. Eugene Grimm who visited the Church, preached the sermon and led a special adult forum to discuss the capital funds campaign. Pastor Grimm is a Stewardship Key Leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is a specially trained pastor, not a professional fundraiser. For over forty years Pastor Grimm served Lutheran congregations in Ohio. He also served as a stewardship specialist for the ELCA in the three synods of Ohio for nearly twenty-one years, a position from which he retired in 2008. He will return on March 12-13 for the culmination of the capital appeal.
Our capital campaign will continue on Sunday, February 13th with a adult forum at 9:45am.
- We will review the schedule of events for the campaign, the planned design of the expanded sanctuary, and discuss the plans for New Facility Fund giving during the Capital Fund Appeal.
- We will hear from several MLC members on previous construction projects and the one we are considering.
- We will also discuss the gift chart our Stewardship Key Leader, Pastor Eugene Grimm, has prepared for us.