Called Forward is the name of a Capital Campaign that you’ll be hearing a lot more about over the next six weeks. It is the result of a thorough and deliberate assessment of the state of our building, which identified an estimated $2 million in critical repairs and maintenance needs. The campaign is about much more than bricks and mortar and fixing a leaky roof, though. Our building is the physical foundation, not only of fellowship and worship for our members and friends, but of our outreach. It’s a meeting place for many outside groups, a place where strangers looking for a place of spiritual and human connection are welcomed, and it’s a temporary “home” for the homeless, our PADS guests.


Called Forward Gala

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7 pm

Morton Arboretum

See you there!


We also hope to further our commitment to mission and welcome by renovating showers, laundry facilities and storage for PADS, making updates in our kitchen, and improving our entryways and directional signage. And, we hope to make enhancements to our audio/visual system in the Sanctuary, helping to ensure that all can fully participate in worship.


Called Forward will ask you to consider two financial commitments. The first is to support our operating expenses, day-to-day ministry, and outreach via the Annual Fund. The second is a gift over and above your annual commitment (paid out over a three-year period) that will be used to care for our facility and better equip it for mission, welcome and worship now and for the years ahead.


Into letter to the Congregation

Church Tours

Generosity Stories

Dave Mook’s Kick-off Announcement

Bill Frazer’s testimony from January 28, 2018

DJ LaChapelle’s testimony from February 4, 2018

Bill Sailor’s Testimony from February 11, 2018

Mark Lutz’s Testimony from February 18, 2018

Called Forward Sermon Series #1: “Bronze is the New Black” by Rev. Seth Ethan Carey, January 21, 2018

Called Forward Sermon Series #2: “Unwrapping God’s Gifts” by Carolyn Lawrence, Seminary intern, January 28, 2018

Called Forward Sermon Series #3: “A Chance in Hell” by Rev. Kendra Joyner Miller, February 4, 2018 

Called Forward Sermon Series #4: “Two Incidents at a Drive-Through” by Rev. Seth Ethan Carey, February 11, 2018

Slides of Renovation Plans

**Updated Pilgrim Hall Rendering




"Words from Our Pastor"

Rev. Seth Ethan Carey

Not Today

   Posted on February 15, 2018 by Kendra Joyner Miller I stood a little awkwardly as people rushed by, many avoiding looking me in the eyes, heads down. Maybe, they too were avoiding the cold… or maybe they were just avoiding the young woman in a cassock and purple stole holding ashes. “Good Morning,” I

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