A Commitment to Beaverdale and Des Moines
Twenty-five years ago, our congregation considered the question, “Should we stay in Des Moines and invest in our current building or sell and move to a suburb?” After prayerful discernment we concluded that God had called us to mission and ministry in Beaverdale and Des Moines. So, in 2000 we did a $7.2-million renovation. Our renovated building has enabled us to worship with tradition, connect as family, raise 21st century disciples and engage in mission.
Two Decades Later
In the 19 years since, we haven’t had a capital campaign. Now, however, some of the infrastructure we replaced in 2000 is coming to the end of its life. Homeowners know the necessary but unglamorous costs of replacing roofs, heating and cooling systems, and pavement. On the following pages, we invite you to see details of what will be repaired and renovated. The opportunity has come to recommit to our mission in Des Moines and shore up our building for the next decade and beyond.
A Ten-Year Plan
Our Buildings and Grounds committee has spent more than two years developing a plan projecting what will need to be replaced over the next ten years. Working with architects and vendors they have identified $425,000 in anticipated repairs and renovations. Adding $75,000 for contingencies and unanticipated expenses, the Session has approved a campaign to raise $500,000. Lead donors and our session have already pledged toward this campaign.
Prayerfully consider joining us in “Building a Legacy!” We invite you to give a one-time gift or a pledge over three years to help us meet our goal.