About 100 members and friends gathered for the kickoff!

After a wonderful kickoff event on June 10, First U’s capital campaign is underway! Led by co-chairs Lisa Christensen Gee and Jim Proctor, our congregation aims to raise at least $1 million to fund key building improvements that support the church’s mission and programs, while reducing our carbon footprint.

Campaign Objectives

  • Improve the accessibility, efficiency, and aesthetics of our facilities
  • Ensure the structural integrity of the Sanctuary for future generations
  • Improve the experience and comfort of those who gather with us by ensuring proper climate control
  • Reduce our carbon footprint by decreasing our use of non-renewable energy sources

Primary Capital Projects

  • Renovations and expansions to Chris Moore Parlor, Aki’s Place, the kitchen, nursery, and restrooms for flexibility, utility, and appeal. Scroll down for a sneak peek!
  • Energy conservation improvements for the Sanctuary and Pennington Center, including energy-efficient windows and zoned heating
  • Structural and aesthetic improvements in the Sanctuary, Hull Chapel, and Parish House, to improve lighting and restore damaged stone and weakened mortar joints
  • Accessibility link between the Sanctuary and Pennington Center, and accessible restrooms

How to Support the Capital Campaign

  • Campaign volunteers will meet with all members and friends over five phases starting in June. The goal is 100 percent participation!
  • Campaign gifts are 3, 5, or 10 times your Annual Fund pledge
  • Gifts can take many forms and are paid over two or three years
  • Also plan to increase your¬†Annual Fund pledge by 3 percent over 2017-2018 levels
  • But prior to your meeting, please simply continue to continue your 2017-2018 level of support as the new fiscal year begins

Repointing the eastern facade, energy efficient windows
Gracious event space, combining Chris Moore Parlor and Aki’s Place
Expanded commercial grade kitchen
Expanded restroom and lounge