“See to it that no one misses the grace of God.” Hebrews 12:15
Space for Grace is a capital campaign to reduce our debt, allowing us to shift our focus from sustaining to growing, caution to creativity, and constraint to generosity. The three year campaign begins November 1, 2015 and concludes on October 31, 2018.
Thank you to everyone who committed to First Pres through your prayers and pledges!
For nearly 140 years, First Pres has spread the gospel of Jesus Christ from this corner in Berkeley locally and around the world. In 2005, Geneva and McKinley Halls increased our physical space by 70% and enabled us to greatly expand our ministries. These building projects were sustained by our church's faithful generosity, sacrifice, and prayers over three capital campaigns from 2000 to 2011.
In 2015, our debt is $10.5 million. We hope to reduce this by half through the campaign, before we are required to refinance in 2018. Our Session and staff look forward to being able to redirect mortgage funds in our annual budget to more strategic ministry efforts.
In response to God's great love and for his glory,
Beth Streeter, Co-Chair
Matt Easton, Co-Chair
Paul Davis, Co-Chair
Ian Noyes, Senior Pastor