Frequently Asked Questions

The Sanctuary
The pews will be removed and chairs will be used for seating. The pews were installed during the original building project. The wood finish is splintering and cannot be repaired. The color of the cloth, while appropriate at that time, does not blend well with the new modern look. Chairs will allow for more flexibility.

The ceiling will be lowered slightly to allow for lighting changes. It will also be of a darker color to not show dust which is now apparent.

A new wall will be constructed at the front of the sanctuary. It will cover the baptistery and stained glass, allowing a new projection system to be installed. This will require the stained glass window to be repurposed. The glass will be used in the windows of the breezeway behind the sanctuary.

The sound system will be upgraded along with new lighting throughout the sanctuary. The existing lighting is not energy efficient and does not allow as much control of the lighting as desired. The sound of the room will be enhanced making music and speech more understandable.

The Lewis Family Life Center
A new durable and easy to clean flooring will be poured. A new ceiling with improved lighting will be added as well as acoustical treatments and other wall improvements.

The Heating/Ventilation/AC System
While it was the state of the art at the time it was installed, it is in need of long-term maintenance and care. The piping system and pumps require immediate attention to avoid leaks. The air handlers are over 35 years old and have outlived their expected life.

How much you give is a spiritual matter and each person should pray for God’s leading in this area, recognizing that 100% of what we have comes from and belongs to Him. We believe that once people understand and apply concepts of spiritual and biblical stewardship, for many, it will transform their giving and their lives. By going through this process, we will reach our campaign’s financial goal.
Yes, just mark your donation clearly BEYOND. You may give online at the link in the menu above.
A sacrificial gift is one which necessitates changing our lifestyles, rearranging our priorities and identifying something specific we can give up for the sake of the Kingdom. Since we do not all have the same financial resources, we recognize that we will not all be able to offer equal gifts. Everyone, however, can give something that is sacrificial. One of the basic principles of this scriptural funding campaign is that this is beyond here, beyond now, and beyond us.

A sacrificial gift involves prayerfully considering:
A changed lifestyle
“In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.” Luke 14:33

Rearranged priorities
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

Giving up something specific
“But the king replied to Araunah, ‘No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.’ So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen and paid fifty shekels of silver for them.” 2 Samuel 24:24

During the sanctuary remodel project, the services will take place in the Lewis Family Life Center (the gym). Before having the services in this facility, an overlay of the existing floor along with new lighting and ceiling will improve the area.
We will be making our pledges at the Celebration Event on December 10, 2017. More event details TBA.

We will hold a special First Fruits Offering in a combined Sunday morning service on December 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM. At this service we will also reveal the total pledged.