CUMC Capital Campaign 2

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CUMC Capital Campaign 2

Nine years ago we embarked in faith on a journey of mission and ministry together, and committed to living like Jesus. We have prayed, dreamed and given generously. God has been faithful in hearing every prayer and taking every offering to bring us to this place.

We saw excitement and tears in many eyes as God's vision became our mission as our new 61,000 square foot church building rose on South Spring Garden Street. God has blessed us incredibly as we built.

"Moving in Faith" is the theme of our second campaign led by Debbie & Rick Washinger. We will be:

  • moving locations and into a new community with opportunities for ministry indoors and outdoors and in a new area of town.
  • moving in ministry, building upon our current ministry offerings and expanding them to meet new needs, serve new people, and raise up new disciples of Jesus.
  • moving in faith, as we complete a successful first capital campaign and seek to pay off the remaining $6.9 million owed on our new church building.

schedule & events

August 23, 2020 - Campaign begins in worship. 

August 23, 2020 - Sneak Peek Event, 1-5pm at Spring Garden Campus. Guided tours of the new church (30 mins), self-guided additional stops, and rock painting for kids and snacks. 

August 30, 2020 - Closing Services at S West & Pomfret St building. Join Pastor Jake and Pastor Mira for a Closing Service at our current church building giving thanks to God for the ministry of many years within these walls. Worship services (30 minutes) begin at 11am and continue through 5pm with 25 people at each service. Service includes liturgy, prayer, a musical piece, period of reflection and opportunity to take photos afterwards. Services in both the Sanctuary and MPR. Masks and sign ups are required. 

August 30, 2020 - 21-Day Daily Devotional for Moving in Faith begins. Sign up to receive the Moving in Faith 21-Day Devotional here.

September 13, 2020 - Ministry Celebration Sunday in Worship.
Come celebrate our current ministries, hear dreams of our future, and enjoy special snacks after worship.

September 20, 2020 - Commitment Sunday & First Sunday in our New Building
Bring your Commitment Cards to worship (commitment card). If you can't be in worship this day, please return it to the Church Office ahead of time.

October 4, 2020 - Announcement Sunday

materials

Pastor Jim & Pastor Mira kick off the campaign with a video sharing CUMC's history and their excitement for Moving in Faith. Taped in winter 2020 prior to campaign delay due to COVID-19.

Devotional Book - CUMC members and friends share 21 devotions about God's moving in their lives and excitement for our new church. Devotional begins August 30-September 19. Available in daily emails or hardcopy; sign up HERE for a devotional.

Detailed Brochure - shares the history of God's leading in and through this project; vision for the future; the needing funding; and FAQs. PDF version.

Creative Strategies - contains many ideas about giving - from reducing times you eat out to using RMDs as part of your commitment to Moving in Faith's commitment to CUMC. PDF version.

Commitment Card - the culmination of 21 days of prayer, learning about the mission and vision of CUMC in our new church home, and listening to God speaking to your heart.  Bring to worship or mail to the Church Office. PDF version.

videos

Debbie & Rick Washinger, Moving in Faith chairs, give an overview to the campaign and share their personal project above and beyond their Moving in Faith commitment. Available here.

Sneak Peek was a great time inside our new church! Watch a recap of all that happened on the tours.

Welcome to Sneak Peek - Kate Sallie (1:26)
Connect - Debbie & Rick Washinger, Campaign Chairs (3:02)
Worship - Pastor Mira (4:03)
Grow - Chuck Steel (1:54)
Serve - Ron Chipriano (2:29)
Moving in Faith - Pastor Jake (4:27)
The Kitchen - Joanne Monoski (2:06)
Church Offices - Audra Clements (1:35)
Little Lights - Natasha Yearsley (1:36)
Kids Ministry - Lia Garrett (2:05)
Student Ministry - Erin Fleet (1:18)

(Available September 16)
Music Area - Connie Leitner (2:44)
Contemporary Worship - Chris Gregory (1:10)
Bells - Jane Boley (1:38)

Kids' Money Bridge, hear how the kids are building a bridge between our current church and new church (almost exactly 1 mile apart) and how you can help contribute. Click here to watch (available Sept 11)

Courtney Svirbly has been part of our building team and shares how this new church will make a difference in the life of her family. Click here to watch (available Sept. 18)

where can i find...

  • Building Blog with the latest updates on construction.
  • FAQs on the Campaign here.
  • Prayer Card here or at Info Central
  • Capital Campaign Giving Envelopes in monthly mailed giving envelopes or Church Office
  • How much I pledged/gave to Capital Campaign 1  - email David Price,  or Pastor Mira,
  • How do I give a one-time gift to the Campaign? Give a One-Time Gift HERE