At Thanksgiving 2018, we launched a Capital Campaign with the goal of raising $50,000 for much needed repairs and refurbishments on our 75 year old building. A committee was formed to plan the Campaign and came up with a list of projects to use the money for. Through the course of the last two years, we have worked to raise this money, mostly through donations of our members and friends of the church, plus a few important fundraisers as well. We were pleased to announce during the December 27th worship service that we had surpassed that $50,000 goal!
So far, the church has used that money for new the windows in the Fellowship Hall, a new roof over the Hall, plus repairs to the roof over other parts of the building, new gutters around the building, updated electrical wiring throughout the building, a security fence near our Peace Garden, and new flooring in the Sanctuary, the Pastor's office, a meeting room, a hallway and two staircases! It is amazing to see the transformation in our building over these two years. We are also excited that we still have a good amount of money in our fund to do some more work to the building in the New Year.
UPDATE: The Administrative Council has approved of getting new windows for the upstairs meeting rooms to complete the projects for the Capital Campaign funds. That work will be done soon!
A big Thank You! to everyone who donated or helped in any way. We reached our goal faster than any of us could imagine.
The committee also came up with a fun way to keep track of the progress of the funds being raised. Instead of a tote board, we came up with a LEGO church where each piece of LEGO added to the model represented $200 raised. In the end, the LEGO church is made up of 250 pieces. This was a fun project to invest the church members in the process. See below for images of the final model - complete with cross, stained glass window, baptismal (with a baptism happening), piano and pianist, projector and screen, communion table, and most importantly of all, mini-figures representing the life and soul of our church - our congregation.
Copyright © 2023 First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Vallejo - All Rights Reserved.