Imagine being able to pull up to the front door of the church to drop someone off in a rainstorm or in the cold winter months and having a roof over your head to keep out the rain or the snow or the ice. Imagine a canopy added to our building that welcomes people to Abiding Savior with “open arms”. Imagine being able to hear clearly every word spoken and every note played or sung during our meaningful worship services.
If we work together, we will no longer have to imagine this happening, we can make it a reality! The Open Arms Campaign is a one year Capital Campaign to raise funds for a new drive under canopy over our front entrance and to replace our aging sound equipment in the Sanctuary. Our goal is to raise $99,000 between now and May 31, 2016, to complete these two tasks and give 10% in benevolence.
We just completed our successful 75th Anniversary Capital Campaign and have transformed the look of our building through remodeling and updates. As we look forward, we are in a great financial place as a congregation. Giving to our general fund for day to day ministry and operations is solid and we have built up a reserve over the past five years. Now is the time to complete the transformation of our church facility keeping Abiding Savior relevant and updated for years of ministry yet to come.
You are invited to participate in this campaign however you would like and we invite you to pray about your participation. Giving can be done by simply extending your current capital campaign giving for another year, making a one-time gift, or making a weekly or monthly pledge.
Please prayerfully consider support the Open Arms Campaign as together we continue to make Abiding Savior a place where faith is nurtured and God’s work is done.
In God’s love,
Abiding Savior’s Congregation Council
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church 8211 Red Oak Drive Mounds View, MN 55112