In 2019 hundreds of Nazareth members completed a survey alongside the work of a number of committees culminating in a series of 10 recommendations included in our Nazareth 2020 Vision Strategic Plan. Upon careful review of these recommendations, a congregational mailing was sent out in early August detailing a Church Council proposal for a special capital appeal aimed at some strategic and needed updates to our parking lot, Worship Center and primary children's and youth ministry spaces. In addition, 10% of all funds raised are intended to create and support new ministries aimed at helping struggling members and neighbors, and deepening discipleship opportunities and resources at Nazareth.
Many of you attended one or more of the 5 Informational Forums held in August and completed and returned written and online surveys that have shaped the proposal we will vote on - THANK YOU! We heard your concerns and questions and have shaped the final proposal in light of your responses. For example, we WILL NOT seek to add a second floor to the Family Life Center and our primary focus for this Appeal is to complete necessary upgrades of the parking lot and the Worship Center (including replacing the existing windows and shades and the current sound system). These renovations will be accomplished first as funds allow and some other smaller renovations and updates to key ministry areas will also occur if our funding goals are met. As with our last campaign in 2015, we will not take on any long term debt and only proceed with these projects as your pledges allow.