What is the R.O.C.K Campaign?

With the R.O.C.K. Campaign, we will Renew Our Church for the Kingdom. We are getting God’s building ready to continue to serve our community for many years to come.  What is included?

  • HVAC System - The heating, ventilation and cooling system needs to be updated. By doing this, not only would we be able to control the environments throughout the building, but address the humidity issues.

  • Parking Lot - The parking lot needs to be replaced. The drainage issue will be addressed as well.

  • Security Updates - Cameras will be added to protect those who use the church.

  • Lighting Updates - Lighting in the Sanctuary will enhance the visibility and allow us to do new and creative things

  • Sound Updates - Our sound equipment needs to be updated to improve the quality of all programs held in our sanctuary.

With completion of these projects, we are being good stewards of God’s house.

What’s the Need?

During this capital improvements campaign, our goal is to raise a total of $600,000 over the course of the next 4 years.

  

HVAC System - $480,000

Parking Lot - $110,000

Lighting Update - $21,700

Sound Update - $16,260

Security Update - $5,000

A letter from Pastor Dan Colthorp ~

Many lives have been changed and many families helped through the worship, ministries, and missions offered at St. Joseph First UMC.  However, the building is 50 years old and it is time to address the problems of an aging facility.  With these updates, we will have many more years of effective ministry for God's Kingdom. 

Our goal is to raise $600,000 in 4 years to do several projects.  We will update the HVAC system, which will solve our humidity issues and lack of fresh air in the church building. The parking lot has been in need of repair for several years and needs to be fully replaced.  We also want people to feel safe at our church, so we will be updating to modern security standards by adding cameras.  We will be improving the lighting in the Sanctuary, so it will be easier to read the hymnals.  We will also improve the sound system so everyone will be able to better hear worship services and concerts in the Sanctuary.  

As we Renew Our Church for the Kingdom of God, you can help by donating to the campaign. Give on a weekly or monthly basis or make a one-time donation.  All gifts, big or small, are greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance for your help!

“...and on this ROCK I will build my church...”

Matthew 16:18

 

ST. JOSEPH FIRST

United Methodist Church

2950 Lakeview Avenue

St. Joseph, MI  49085

Hours: M-F 9:00 to 3:00

Office: 269.983.3929

Email:  office@sjfirstumc.org

 

QUICK LINKS

HOME

VISIT

STAFF

WORSHIP

FORMS

DONATE

CONNECT WITH US

ON SUNDAYS

 9:00   Traditional Service

10:00  Classes/Coffee/Fellowship 

11:00  Casual Service

What's happening at St. Joe First? 

EVENTS BLOG

CALENDAR 

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

©2017 BY ST JOSEPH FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH