The Next Step
Capital Campaign (2018-19)
Sanctuary Project Picts/Tour
RE-FORM - FPC has a long history in downtown Boise. We value being downtown as a community of musical leadership, and a place of mission for the Boise community. As we continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and over 140 years of being First Presbyterian Church of Boise, we acknowledge and celebrate that we are always being reformed.
RE-IMAGINE - We re-imagined what our building could be as we move into the future. Our spaces need to be agile to adapt to our flexible and creative use of our spaces. Our building needs to support radical hospitality to be a place of welcome for all people of God's kingdom. We need to honor the past as we move forward as we live into our ministry without erasing our past. We need to protect our sacred spaces by making them safe, accessible and properly equipped as we move forward. We also need to address an investment in mission with 10% of the funds raised in this campaign because at FPC, all things lead to mission.
RE-NEW - In the ways listed above, we will re-new our spaces and our commitment to God because this building, this community, is God's resource for mission in the world.
The Next Step Capital Campaign will:
Retire Debt - we will retire the debt of our last capital campaign in 2010 and complete the Next Step projects without incurring future debt.
Sanctuary - open the Sanctuary Chancel to create a more flexible space, and highlight the pipe organ. It will also allow for upgraded lighting, sound & electrical infrastructure.
Chapel - replace the pews with flexible seating, add a floor labyrinth for spiritual practice and worship, and improve light and sound - expanding the uses of this resource space.
North Alleyway Entrances - improving the entrances to daily use spaces by making them safer, more efficient and attractive. Also, upgrading windows and floors on the 6th floor.
Implement a Cohesive Design- create main floor spaces that are inviting and promote hospitality, including a new coffee bar, updated furniture and flexible seating, a history alcove and welcome center. The bathrooms nearest the Sanctuary will be expanded and have ADA access.
Mission - Mission helps us to deepen outside relationships and be transformational in the downtown community. With this in mind, the FPC Mission Committee will look to the congregation to identify a new downtown Boise mission partner.