Honoring our Past, Shaping our Future
The campaign vision, “Honoring our Past, Shaping our Future,” ties together our 350th anniversary celebration with our vision for the church’s future. In order for our congregation to be celebrating this 350 year history, our congregation, many times since 1668, has had to make challenging decisions, raise money, or alter our path to “Shape the Future”, based on how the congregation saw the world at the time.
Our current vision has led us to identify five projects or programs which we hope will shape our future:
- Create vital programs for children and families;
- Update our building to accommodate the wide range of abilities of our members and visitors;
- Refurbish our pipe organ and update the sanctuary space for greater flexibility in use for First Church and others;
- Maintain and protect our stained-glass windows and exterior trim to preserve our historic building and help beautify downtown Middletown; and
- Extend our vision to the wider community.
First Church is a founding member of the Middletown Community for the past 350 years and welcomes all to join us for worship, fellowship, friendship, or all of these as we strengthen our bonds together as a community. Please join us in this campaign “Honoring our Past, Shaping our Future!”
Learn more about the campaign and how you can get involved, contribute or attend an event download the Letter to First Church Friends.