“It’s Our Time” is the theme of our all-church fundraising campaign which focuses on the repair and improvement of our facilities, the enhancement of worship & music programs, and an opportunity to build a school in an impoverished region of rural Laos.
The people who founded and built Olmsted Community Church provided great buildings and programs for us to enjoy. From our beginning, we’ve had a heart for missions and outreach. Now it’s our time to prepare for future generations of ministry through our church.
Our aim is to raise a total of $500,000 for the following areas of church life:
- Worship and Music $ 69,500
- Building Maintenance $320,000
- Missions $ 60,000
- Campaign expenses $ 30,000
- Contingency expenses $ 20,500
OCC church members and friends may pledge over a 3-year period, which will culminate in our congregation’s 100th anniversary as a community church. While we believe that reaching our financial goal is important, the added benefit is in the way our goals will define our church’s ministry for the future.
The kickoff to this special event is Sunday, September 7. Commitment Sunday will be on November 2, and we’ll celebrate our achievement on Sunday, November 16.
Until then, we’ll provide opportunities for you to learn all the details of what we’re trying to accomplish. There will be tours, small group gatherings, fellowship events, one-to-one meetings, and regular updates in worship and through The Bridge newsletter. Many volunteers have stepped forward to help make this program possible, signalling their belief in and support of our church. We want to offer everyone an opportunity to take part.
Working together, we can do great things for God–and it’s our time!
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It’s Our Time: Campaign Prayer
Loving God, we come to You in faith, ready to bring about a new and bold endeavor, as we look to the future of our church.
Building the Kingdom of God on earth is Your will and our privilege. Lord, encourage, guide and bless our efforts.
Open our hearts to be generous and to inspire generosity in others, because of our love for You.
Guide our thoughts and increase our understanding of the opportunity and responsibility set before us. Empower us to carry out our plan for this campaign.
Keep us ever mindful of the needs, mission and purpose of our church,
– To be Christ to the world –
That we may faithfully serve You and Your people. Amen