First Congregational Church, UCC Kalamazoo, Michigan
First Congregational’s plans includes being good stewards of their building and transforming the spaces surrounding their sanctuary to be more open, secure, and inviting; to make their building as welcoming as its membership. Due to the extensive nature of this vision, they will implement it in phases. Phase I includes the sanctuary wall restoration, creation of an atrium, and many additional main level enhancements. Phase II will allow for other renovations and ministry enhancements.
The members of First Congregational’s community showed tremendous support for their plans by raising over five-and-a-half times their annual offertory in their Our Faith, Our City, Our Future campaign.