Now is the Time to Act!
Thank you to all who have contributed to our Capital Campaign. If you still wish to participate, it’s not too late!
Contact: Amy Arrington, Director of Business Operations, 757-428-7727
Letter from Pastor Mark Miller, Senior Pastor
Friends, we have a future full of amazing opportunity. More than ever, the Christian message of love and compassion is needed not only here in our own community, but throughout our country and the world. And our vision is that Virginia Beach United Methodist Church plays an important role in equipping people to live with passion, power and purpose through faith in Jesus Christ.
Our plans for the new north wing are an important part of the future that God has for us. Our goal is not simply to fix an aging building, but to create an attractive and versatile environment where people can experience the joy of being involved in mission and connected to a strong community.
Throughout the rest of this year and into next year, we will be finalizing our plans, both for the building and for the transition period during construction. As soon as plans and details become available, we will invite the congregation to join in a period of prayer, discernment and a vote on moving forward to complete the project.
For the next several months, we ask for your prayers and your patience. First, let’s pray that God blesses our efforts for this project. Through Him, all things are possible. And second, let’s pray that God gives us patience and grace as we go through some of the inevitable inconveniences and disruptions that go along with a project like this. Rest assured that the project leaders are doing everything they can to move the project forward as fast as possible and with as few interruptions as possible.
Thank you for all that you have contributed to this project. I am thrilled to be sharing a path with you towards a bright future for our church.
Our project will cost approximately $5.5 million in construction and “soft costs.” From the 2008 capital campaign and parking lot funds, we currently have $2.3 million. The goal for this capital campaign is $3.2 million.
New Gathering Space
- To serve as a primary entrance for the church
- To provide a welcoming space
- To foster a greater sense of community among those gathering for worship and other activities
New Fellowship Hall
- To be use as a play area for children in our preschool
- To serve as a recreational area for our youth
- To house alternative worship services
- To host church suppers, receptions, and programs
New Second Floor
- For Bible studies
- For support groups
- For committee and other church meetings
Second Floor South Wing
- Improved functional space for youth activities
- Technology upgrade