Rooted and Reaching Campaign

Project Updates

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FPCLY has been an anchor of faith in Lynchburg for over 200 years! It is our desire to continue to be an anchor in this community for 200 more and into the years beyond. To do that, we desire to make renovations to preserve our steeple and historic organ, to provide additional support to local community benevolences and our very own FPC Weekday School, to update our infrastructure, and to build our endowment.  We believe it will take the prayers and support of our entire FPCLY community to help us get there!

Check out the section below for updates and photos of the progress of the projects included in our Rooted and Reaching Campaign!

As we are ROOTED in our past and history and ROOTED in our devotion to our Savior, so also are we REACHING for the future and all God offers us and all that we might offer others.

Keep up with the progress of our "Rooted & Reaching" Campaign!

$2,711,080 pledged
57%
% of funds received

Project Updates

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STEEPLE REPLACEMENT

The construction of the replacement steeple began in December 2020 by Campbellsville Industries in Kentucky. The old steeple was removed the first week of April 2021 in collaboration with Jamerson-Lewis Construction and Commercial Steel Erection, Inc. (CSE). What an eventful few days that was. The rest of April the construction team rebuilt and strengthened the foundation of the base in preparation of the replacement steeple, which was installed the first week of May 2021! In June, we celebrated and dedicated the new steeple with beautiful worship!
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ORGAN RENOVATION

In December 2020, we signed the official renovation contract with Foley-Baker, Inc in Connecticut. April 6 & 7, 2021, two members of the FB team spent two full days in the organ chambers taking measurements, locating wind chests, and better understanding the chamber space. They took this information back to their offices to build a detailed production plan. The organ pipes, chest, and console will be removed starting January 31, 2022. It will take the F-B team three weeks to dismantle the 3,500 pipes that comprise the Möller organ. The full refurbishment and renovation of the organ will take 12-14 months. We anticipate the re-installation to take place in spring of 2023.
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Parking Lot Paving and Sidewalk Resurfacing

Sidewalk renovations began in the back parking lot the week of July 12, 2021! Crews from Lynchburg Ready Mix and VSI worked tirelessly in the heat to re-route drainage for proper drainage, re-pour cement for sidewalks in front of the Weekday School entrance and added a more handicapped accessible entrance into the Fellowship Hall. Afterwards, Boxley milled and paved the whole parking lot! Work on the curbing in the front parking lot began in September 2021! Phase two renovations to the front parking lot were completed in November/December 2021. Multiple curbs were removed and replaced with zero entry platform to accommodate better accessibility for wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers; slats of broken sidewalk pieces were replaced and smoothed; and the main part of the parking lot was totally repaved. Phase three renovations to the front circle and main entrance walks as well as the main drive of the parking lot will take place in the fall of 2022.
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FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS

External Wayfinding signage has been approved and was installed in June 2021. Internal Wayfinding signs were installed on the walls in the church hallways and outside office and classroom doors in late 2021 and early 2022. This signage will help all church guests (first time or long standing) find their way through the parking lots and around the inside of the church building. New vinyl-tile flooring was installed in the Weekday School hallways, classrooms, and stair landings in April 2022 giving the school a softer floor and more updated look! Additional facility improvement projects are currently in the planning stages.
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new flooring in a hexagonal pattern
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new flooring laid on the hallway floor
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MINISTRY SUPPORT

Church ministry centers around the development and growth of relationships over time. With this in mind, our campaign resources for ministry support will focus on investing in full-time staff members to help encourage and inspire relationship building through education and outreach opportunities. Two full time staff members were hired in September 2021! Alex Collier will serve as our Director of Outreach and Marcia Thom-Kaley will serve as our Director of Educational Ministries! Click on their names to learn more about them!
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BENEVOLENCE

We are currently in the planning stages of how to best foster benevolence relationships using this portion of the campaign support.
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Building the Endowment

Decisions concerning the endowment will not be made until all other projects of the campaign have been estimated and are under way.

Many of our individual meetings and conversations about this campaign took place in the fall of 2020!  Since this is a three-year campaign, we will still be having meetings and receiving pledges (and contributions) through 2024.  If you'd like to learn more about the campaign, please contact Kathryn Pumphrey, Chair of the Capital Campaign Committee.

We are incredibly thankful and grateful for you--the many hands that have participated in this campaign through focus groups, serving on a committee, committing to a pledge, or sharing the opportunity with others.  Together, we will change the world!

Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

John 15: 4-5

Our Mission

Celebrating God’s grace, Inspiring the next generation for Christ… each and every day!!!

Contact Us

1215 V.E.S. Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503

Email: info@fpcly.org
Phone: (434) 384-6231

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