"Our Hope" Capital Campaign

Recent Updates   June 1, 2017 – April 1, 2019

Total Pledged: $78,797

Money Received: $80,818.12

2017 Bucky Book Profits: $1,005

2018 Bucky Book Profits: $985

Balance of Building Loan as of 4/15/2019: $85,642.30

Watch for more campaign information in the June Visitor. June 1st we will be starting the 3rd year of our three year campaign. 


In May of 2017, the Church Council appointed a Capital Campaign Committee that has been working to exercise good stewardship in planning for needed improvements with a total project cost that is estimated to be $165,000.00.  All members were sent a cover letter explaining the purpose of the campaign along with a brochure and a pledge card on or about June 1st.

The improvements that were approved at a special congregational meeting in late 2016 are:

Installation of new energy efficient windows and new siding. Also, included were two security cameras including magnetic locks for the doors, an updated security panel and 27 smoke detectors, new LED parking lot light fixtures and two new furnaces and air conditioners.

The Campaign Committee is asking every church family through prayerful consideration to make a sacrificial gift. Every member is asked to consider the generosity that God has shown to you, the importance of Hope’s mission and the staggering returns that God promises to the cheerful giver.

One of Hope’s greatest assets is a “family atmosphere” and personal connectedness. We believe anyone that seeks, can find a place to call home within our congregation!

Hope congregation has recently embarked on the ELCA South Central Synod’s 3-year Renewal Program. We look to strengthen our spiritual leadership to come a stronger body of believers and re-identify our gifts in order to better align our strengths behind our mission. The “Our Hope” Capital Campaign is an extension of this spiritual renewal commitment.

Good and exciting things are happening at Hope as we continually seek to do God’s will.

Pray that God would show you how you might be involved in assisting with our campaign. Encourage others to unite with us, and consider your own commitment of cash or appreciated securities over the three years of our campaign.

If you have not received a brochure and a pledge card, please contact the church office or any member of the Capital Campaign Team.

"The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.”         2 Corinthians 9:6-8 

Capital Campaign Committee

Loraine Harried, Chair
Dick Lande, Stewardship
Cathie Marty
Pastor Beth Schultz-Byrnes