This morning, nearly 200 FLC members gathered in person and via Zoom for a congregational meeting to vote on launching the public phase of the capital campaign. Here is the motion that was voted on, by written ballot (paper and email):

We approve the launch of the public phase of a 5 million dollar capital appeal for funding the First Lutheran Church building project. This appeal will allow us to finalize a building plan at a later date.

The motion passes, 169-16, with one abstention.

The capital appeal, For Generations to Come, will kick off on Sunday, April 18 and conclude on Sunday, May 9. We are excited to introduce to you the following First Lutheran Church members and advisors who are serving key roles on our campaign advisory team:

Pastor Joe Crowther, Campaign Consultant
Jeff & Heidi Olinger, Campaign Chairs
Adrian Walter & Troy Whitehill, Building Liaisons
Megan Torkelson, Campaign Communication
Karen Trewin, Spiritual Life
Jill Marquardt, Children and Youth
Barbara Amundson, Messengers
Uwe Rudolf & Ruth Caldwell, Worship
Padrin Grimstad, Events
Pr. Melissa Bills, Pastoral Advisor

We are grateful for these leaders and for ALL OF YOU. We are thrilled to continue as partners in this journey of faith, as we continue to discern God’s call for our ministries, our mission, and the facilities that will support them into the future.

Watch for more information in the coming weeks regarding both the capital appeal and the proposed building plans. There will be many opportunities to participate in this process and to contribute your voice.

Meanwhile, current information about the building project and process can always be found here, on the Building Updates page of the FLC website. To provide feedback or ask questions about the building project, email building@firstlutherandecorah.orgor call Adrian Walter, 563-379-0757.

Thank you to all who attended today’s meeting, and all who continue to support FLC with love and prayers. We truly are the church together, now and for generations to come!