Dear Hamline Church Family,
We are embarking on an exciting chapter in the mission and ministry of our church as we begin our capital campaign: Sanctuary for the City and Beyond. It is a time of positive transformation at Hamline Church. There is energy and excitement around the church and you can feel the Spirit among us when you walk in on Sunday morning or on any other day of the week.
Last Spring we voted as a congregation to undertake a three-year capital campaign to restore and enhance our church in order to preserve our beautiful sacred space, accommodate our growing ministry needs, and better serve the community.
We are excited by the incredible people listed below who have volunteered to serve on the Capital Campaign Steering Committee: Jan Bajuniemi, Austin Crossman, Elaine Christiansen, Mark Krueger, Judy Hartman, Ray Faust, Richard Carrick, Amy Ireland, Roger Greiling, Diane Krueger, Kent Krueger, Betsey Hodson and Sharon Fields.
Our yearly stewardship campaign will be wrapped in with the capital campaign this fall. The campaign is being guided and organized by John Laster from Horizons Stewardship. A team of volunteers and our church staff are working extra hard to help our congregation be successful.
In the coming weeks and months, you will be receiving considerable information regarding the campaign through our weekly communications, the church website, and informational meetings. Additionally, you will receive a call from a member of our Prayer Team. Part of their assignment for the call is to share information about the campaign, the vision for our church and answer any of your questions. Please spend this time reflecting on the blessings you have received and prayerfully consider how you will support our current ministries as well as the future of our community.
The days ahead are a great opportunity to shape the future of this church. It is our hope that we will come together in prayer and respond in such a way that we will see the hand of God in our work.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Mariah Furness Tollgaard