Building Updates

Renovation Proposal: Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you will find answers to a number of frequently asked questions about our proposed building project. We hope this information helps you understand the project as fully as possible. We also hope that this information helps you get as excited about the project as...

Renovation Proposal: Presentation Video

Below you will find a video of the 2:30 p.m. session of our building presentations from November 8, 2020. Troy Whitehill, Adrian Walter, and architect Jon Wallencamp (of Kueny Architects) lead us through floor plans and renderings of the proposed FLC building...

Renovation Proposal: Drawings

Below you will find the drawings of the proposed FLC building renovation, provided to us by Kueny Architects. The floor plans show you the internal renovations and additions to the building. The renderings of the space (the inside and outside "pictures" and video...

Building Renovation Presentations – Sunday, November 8

You are invited to join us for one of four presentations Sunday, November 8 to learn more about the proposal for First Lutheran Church's building renovations. You can come in person to the Fellowship Hall (with COVID protocols in place, and a limit of 50 people) at...

FLC and Building: A Reflection

[This reflection by the Rev. Joe Crowther, FLC's Kairos and Associates consultant, first appeared in the September 2020 FirstWord newsletter, under the title "Rings on the Lake."] Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it...

June 15 Building Reopening Update

First Lutheran Church remains committed to the health and wellbeing of the congregation and the community as a whole. FLC is operating in Phase II of the FLC Decorah COVID-19 Phased Reopening Plan and is working towards moving into Phase III. The church will remain...

Building Update: From Idealistic Everything to Realistic Our Thing

“Our job is not the how, it is the where and what,” said Troy Whitehill about the role of the Building/Visioning Task Force. “Where is God calling First Lutheran? What building solution facilitates the existing and growth-ministries of the congregation?” For the past...

Kairos Listening Complete, Next Steps

(updated January 17, 2020) Pr. Joe Crowther, our Kairos consultant, met with 87 First Lutheran Church members in one-one-one and group listening sessions, January 7-9, 2020. Thank you to all who participated. “I am thrilled by the level of participation and for the...

Listening Posts January 7-9. What do you say?

Where is God calling us as a congregation? How does this mission and ministry inform our building decisions? Our Kairos consultant, Pr. Joe Crowther, will be in town January 7-9 to lead 60-minute group and 30-minute individual listening-sessions. The Missional...