What is Gather For Good?: New Wilmington Presbyterian Church’s capital campaign, starting in 2023, to renovate our social hall, add air conditioning to our sanctuary, and support mission projects.
Since the cornerstone for NWPC’s current facility was laid in 1885, there have been many enhancements, but none of large scale since an education wing was added more than 50 years ago. While our building has ample space for both congregational growth and the extension of our service, there is a great need for significant renovation projects that will enhance our ability to welcome others, allow for outreach in the community around us, and connect with new generations of believers.
These enhancements include air conditioning for the sanctuary, including new electrical service, and renovations to the social hall, which will include new restrooms, a better functioning sewage draining system, and aesthetic upgrades, such as lighting, flooring, and furniture.
Gather With Purpose
The name of our capital campaign is “Gather for Good,” but where we gather –– our church building –– is not an end in itself. Having a beautiful church is of no value to the world unless that space advances the great ends of the Church: shining God’s all-encompassing light and love and spreading God’s word. The renovations and additions resulting from this capital campaign have been created for those two purposes. They seek to enhance our abilities to worship, to serve, and to make disciples. The social hall, in particular, is a vital space where the following events take place:
- Congregational fellowship.
- Youth programs.
- Family gatherings / receptions.
- Community dinners and other public events.
- Meetings and conferences.
Gather By Giving
While lump-sum donations are gladly accepted, gifts for the Gather for Good capital campaign can be made by pledging money to be paid over three years. Although a few large gifts will help us fund the renovations, most gifts are anticipated to come from households who prayerfully consider and provide three annual contributions of 5% of their household income.
Small Group Gatherings are being conducted leading up to Dedication Sunday, Feb. 19. RSVP to your Small Group Gathering for which you were assigned in a mailing by completing this online form. You can also look up a listing of the groups online. Pledge cards will be given to members of the congregation at their Small Group Gatherings (or mailed to them if they cannot attend) and they can be turned in during Dedication Sunday worship or via mail:
New Wilmington Presbyterian Church
229 S. Market St.
New Wilmington, PA 16142
How Do I Give?
Upon making your pledge, you can give online through NWPC’s online giving portal, nwpresby.org/give. More details about that process is forthcoming.
NWPC’s Capital Campaign Committee is co-chaired by Scott McGrath and Tim Cuff. For more information or questions regarding the campaign, contact Tim by phone at 724.901.1315 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.