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Building With More than Simply Bricks and Mortar

The first church I served was a small church, once in a rural setting now yielding to housing subdivisions. About 10 years before I arrived the church had decided to build a new building across the street from the historic wooden original building. It was a single floor church with cinderblock walls with an exterior facing. On top was a 20 foot fiberglass steeple on a box frame. In my second year there, the steeple developed a crack after a high wind storm. Four men of the church got up on the roof and took it down. One of the men took it to his garage, and was able to patch the fiberglass crack. In 2 weeks, the same 4 men put up the repaired cross. When I heard that steeple repairs were nee

Why Should We Care About a Church’s Capital Campaign?

Westminster Presbyterian Church is starting the second phase of a capital campaign designed to raise a half-million dollars. About half that amount has been raised, and the church is now going public to raise the rest. If you’re not a churchgoer (and fewer people are these days), you could easily assume that Sunday is the most active day of the week at Westminster. You would be wrong. Serving God and His People Our building was built with a beautiful steeple pointing toward the heavens, while we seek to serve God and His people here on Earth Westminster has a long history of opening its doors to the Albany community. As a long- time member, even I was not aware of the heavy use this 88-year-

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