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Doors Wide Open

Doors Wide Open: Renewing for the Future

Doors wide open: Renewing for the future

Doors Wide Open Weekly Update

“As a long-standing church member and lawyer involved in advocating for disability rights, not to mention a mom to someone who lives with physical limitations,” says Lorraine Casto, “it has never sat well with me that the front of our church sanctuary is not easily accessible to individuals with mobility challenges.  I am grateful that we are focused as a congregation on changing this, and I look forward to welcoming all into our renewed sanctuary.  I am also excited for the opportunity to make our sanctuary space more inviting and usable for diverse groups we hope will use it to grow community in and beyond our congregation for years to come.” [...]

Doors wide open: Renewing for the future

Doors Wide Open Weekly Update

Deanne Everton supports our Doors Wide Open Capital Campaign because “Investing our resources in our worship space makes me hopeful!  It shows that FCCSJ is willing to step out in faith, we are willing to put our money where our values are, and we are willing to join together to be the church today and tomorrow. Let us be the church and trust in God to lead us forward.” [...]

Doors wide open: Renewing for the future

Doors Wide Open Weekly Update

Our Capital Campaign has already generated much positive energy and given us a common focus to work toward. Jennifer Busam, Capital Campaign Ministry Team member, shares her thoughts about the “Doors Wide Open” Campaign: “I want to make our sanctuary more accessible to all. I’d like our sanctuary to be more adaptable for community events, such as concerts. The campaign will be a re-energizing focus for our congregation.” [...]

Doors wide open: Renewing for the future

Doors Wide Open Weekly Update

When asked why she’s passionate about supporting the Doors Wide Open Capital Campaign, Ruth Tebo, Capital Campaign Executive Team member, answered, “For the past billion years, well, only 7 years, I have been on the Sanctuary Improvement Ministry Team. I love the new design of the sanctuary and REALLY believe we must make the sanctuary more accessible for all. The only way I see to make these needed changes happen is an effective Capital Campaign. Let’s do this!!” [...]

Doors wide open: Renewing for the future

Capital Campaign “Doors Wide Open” Launched

Our Capital Campaign for our Sanctuary Renewal project, “Doors Wide Open: Renewing for the Future,” has officially launched.  This week we are inspired by our moderator, Charles Weidmann, as he asks us to prayerfully consider making a generous donation to this transformative initiative in the life of First Congregational Church of San Jose. [...]