Columbus First United Methodist Church
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Come grow with us!
OUR 10-YEA R VISION
Come Grow With Us!
Columbus FUMC’s 10-Year Vision Plan
INITIAL PLAN WITH STATUS IN CAPS - ADOPTED by the Columbus FUMC Council on April 28, 2008 and by the Congregation on Jan 11, 2009
Background and Purpose:
This 10-Year Vision and Plan is a product starting with the February 24, 2008, Church Council visioning retreat that was open to all. Additional helpers did participate. We are confident that God has been present at the subsequent council and vision task force meetings to jointly develop these plans.
Our Vision for 2018 means that Columbus FUMC grows in service to God in the following ways:
Unless we build up ministry opportunities and staffing we will not grow significantly. We know that. The plan shows us growing significantly in those areas. It helps to know that we have a significant God to help us – and a significant assignment that we know has been given to us by Jesus – “Go ye therefore, and make disciples…” -- in other words, "Come Grow With Us!"
SUMMARY OF 2009-11 MINISTRY ACTIVITIES -- Further development and implementation of the vision and plan, and expansion of ministries.
In 2009, the Council established the Vision Planning Task Force, that:
In 2010, the Council established the Ministry Development Team that:
In 2011, the Council continued the Ministry Development Team that:
SUMMARY OF 2009-12 BUILDING COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES - developing a Master Building Plan, then approval, construction and consecration of the first-phase remodeling
As of 2010 the Building Committee had developed the Master Building Plan.
The following is a brief summary of the Building Committee’s concept for a revised Master Building Plan. The plan was approved during a special church conference held on January 31, 2010. As envisioned, the Master Plan would expand, upgrade and improve our then-existing church facility in several ways.
Remodeling in the educational wing would include much needed updating and repair of the heating and electrical systems, provide new energy efficient replacement windows, add a built-over pitched roof, and make other modifications to bring the structure up to current building and fire code. The then-current office suite in the educational wing would be reclaimed as a new gathering space and to provide much needed additional restroom facilities.
In the original Master Plan, offices would be relocated to the first floor of a new two-story addition to be constructed to the east of the Sanctuary. The new facility would extend south from the educational wing and connect to it in such a way as to provide a new formal entrance to the church through the remodeled gathering space. The second floor of the new addition would provide additional classroom or office space, as needed.
Construction of the addition would also allow for the creation of a new courtyard area, that would enhance the view of our building from downtown.
The Church Conference also authorized the Building Committee to continue with schematic design development and to prepare an associated financial plan for the project, at a cost not to exceed $75,000.
The Building Committee had continued to work with the architect and construction manager to refine and develop detailed design plans. Changes from the previous plans to the Master Plan included:
Based on an initial look at financing expenses, the Building Committee believed it would be prudent to have another Capital Fund Drive before starting construction. This would reduce the amount of money FUMC would need to borrow.
The 2010 Fund Drive yielded an additional approximately $700,000 in gifts and pledges, which did not appear to be sufficient to initiate the full project. The focus of the Building Committee then shifted to a two-phase project wherein the first phase would be the remodeling of the Education Wing, which was approved by the congregation in 2011.
The construction of the remodel project took place during 2012 (mid-January through November),
with the consecration service being held on Dec 9, 2012.
Shown below are exterior concepts of the Master Building Plan.
LOCATIONS & SERVICE TIMES
Downtown 2710 14th Street, Columbus, Nebraska 402-564-8463
Saturday: 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Time: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Nursery available 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Transportation available for Sunday 10:30 service. Call the church by Friday to schedule.
Outreach Center 3602 16th Street, Columbus, Nebraska 402-564-8362
"Ignite On Sunday Night" Alternative Praise Gathering
Light Supper: 5:30 p.m. Casual Praise Worship: 6:00 p.m.