Capital Campaign Update – April 2021: “We hope you had a joyous Easter. We thank God for all of his wonderful blessings, for sending his Son to die for us on a cross, and for raising Him from the dead. He is risen! God gave us grace, to live as Easter people, celebrating Jesus’ love and joy at his table and making his kingdom and justice known in the world.
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God – II Corinthians 9:11
The Capital Campaign to support the renovation of the West Wing, through an organized funding plan, really began in the fourth quarter of 2020. The Congregation was asked to make a pledge above and beyond the normal general fund, to include in our prayers a successful outcome for the project and to meet a requested goal of $200,000 per years 2020-2022. Recognizing all of the difficulties we faced with the worldwide and local pandemic, we were confronted with many new challenges like mandated ways to live, loss of our ability to meet in person, loss of employment, much loss of good health and even increased numbers of death all around us. We were challenged in new ways, but through our faith, God has helped us grow stronger to meet our challenges. In that last quarter of 2020, we actively began the West Wing project, met our goal of $200,000 plus in contributions, to give us a nice start in 2021.
We are now into the second quarter of 2021. Because of the steady and generous contributions to the Peter Project building fund to date, we are on track to meet our 2021 goal of $200,000 in contributions. In spite of some challenging discoveries during construction, that led to additional costs, the fund has so far kept up in meeting our obligations/invoices without having to access the Construction Loan. It is a blessing that our Congregation is committed to carrying out the renovation project through prayer and contributions.
Let us not lose our focus and continue to prayerfully ask for a successful completion of the project. The more we can give now means the less we will have to pay through a loan later. Please keep those pennies, nickels, dimes, and dollars coming in because every amount, small and large, is important to successfully completing and paying for the West Wing Project. Your prayers and donations support the ministries of Ascension now and into the future, and we can’t thank you enough for your generosity.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:16.” Blessings, The Capital Campaign Committee, Jim Adam, Art Gordon, Bob Hea, Kim McCormick, Chuck Mielke, Dawn Munson, Kathleen Wucherpfennig and Larry Nisbet