We are just a few short weeks away from the official beginning of our capital campaign for the building renovation plan.
The idea of Connections will serve as our campaign theme. On a literal level, our renovation plan fosters better connecting points between our buildings.
We currently have a main entry through the covered parking, leading into a confusing maze of hallways. This was never intended to serve as the “front door” of the church. With a new entryway and new gathering spaces, we will have clear connections from one area of our building to the next.
But the Connections theme resonates on a deeper level. Part of our mission here at Emmanuel is to share God’s love with those who may not yet be part of our fellowship. A more inviting space will foster a sense of grace consistent with the message we embody. In addition, the renovation plans will allow us to deepen our connections with one another and with God through more generous space for fellowship and spiritual formation.
While the campaign doesn’t officially begin until April 27, the Connections leadership team is already hard at work. I hope that you will join me in praying for co-directors Mark Pearce and Daphne Robinson, along with a team of Emmanuel members making every effort to guide us in the most faithful way.
Let’s also begin praying how God will lead each of us to prayerfully consider what role each of us might have in boldly creating holy connections for generations to come.
To paraphrase a wonderful line from Dag Hammarskjold: For all that has been, we give thanks. For all that shall be, we say yes.