Our mission is to connect people with Christ’s love and truth, which transform lives!
From the moment that people walk into our church, we want them to feel welcome, comfortable, engaged and connected to Christ’s disciples who call First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood home.
We have been discussing the investments that need to be made
so that our church can continue to do great ministry while at the same time connecting more people with the love and truth of Jesus Christ! What began over two years as a journey to provide for the possibility of an additional worship space for our contemporary service has grown into a more comprehensive campaign to improve and enhance the most used parts of our church. Each component of this campaign has been prayerfully and strategically included to leverage our investment and improve our ability to connect our community with the Gospel. Christ’s final instruction to his apostles was “…go into the world and make disciples of all nations.” As His modern-day disciples, we are bound by this same commitment. Please join us in this exciting journey to upgrade and enhance our facilities and our ability to share God’s love with the unchurched and unbelievers in our local community!
Partner with us in God’s word for this generation and season of ministry and mission in Kingwood.
Prayerfully ask: How can I be a partner in what God is doing in our church’s future?
“Come to him, that living stone…and like living stones be built into a spiritual house.” (1 Peter 2.5) A cornerstone for our church was laid in 1983. Our founders heard Christ’s call to come to him in God’s house, and call others to come too. For 35 years that call has brought many people into our foyer, sanctuary, fellowship hall and choir room. All these spaces were originally built to be beautiful and inviting. But 35 years later, each of them is showing its age and its need for renovation.
“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31) Last year Session approved a motion to develop a renovation plan. This past April, our congregation approved a renovation design with an estimated cost of $2.5 – $3M dollars & our “Cornerstone Campaign” was born.
A cornerstone has 4 corners. Our Cornerstone Campaign does too. It asks every member to make an equal sacrifice to renovate four corners of our church: our Narthex, our Sanctuary, our Fellowship Hall and our Choir Room. Each gift we offer will be an investment in God’s future for us, and for those we will invite to come into his house.
The First Corner: Our Front Hall
A front hall welcomes people into a house. It invites them to walk through the door, glance around, and feel welcome. God invites people to come into his house and do the same things. Our Cornerstone Campaign will renovate our front hall and enable those things to happen. It will lighten, brighten, and modernize the space that makes a first Impression as people walk into our church.
The Second Corner: Our Sanctuary
A living room is where a family comes together to talk to each other, listen to each other, share music with each other and more. A Sanctuary serves the same purposes in God’s house. It’s where we talk to God in prayer, listen to God as Scripture is read and share music. It’s a room where God’s family comes together, and God’s living presence is experienced in worship. Our Cornerstone Campaign will enhance that experience with better lighting, better sound, and more up-front space.
The Third Corner: Our Fellowship Hall
A dining room and kitchen serve many purposes. Food’s prepared, meals are served, but homework’s done and games are played on the table too. A dining room and kitchen are multi-purpose rooms. Our Fellowship Hall is too. It’s used for many groups in our church and community. Our Cornerstone Campaign will rejuvenate it; improve the sound, remodel the stage, and make the room even more capable of multiple uses so our church, pre-school, youth groups, and community can enjoy it.
The Fourth Corner: Our Choir Room
“In my Father’s house,” Jesus says, “there are many rooms.” Maybe you’ve walked through a house like that, and walking through room after room, you came to a “music room” with a grand piano and the right acoustics to practice and make music. In God’s house that room is the Choir Room, and our Cornerstone Campaign will remodel it, improving its acoustics and its layout so it can be used for music and multiple purposes with the addition of sound and video capabilities.
Stewardship + Cornerstone = Spiritual Sacrifices
The same verse that invites God’s people to “Come to him” invites us to make “spiritual sacrifices;” sacrifices with a spiritual purpose. This year we’re asking every member to pray and ask “God, what sacrifices are you calling me to make?” Then to make both a stewardship pledge and a gift to our Cornerstone Campaign.
Dates to Remember
Week One – January 27, 2019 FOCUS: Giving is Grounded in Gratitude
“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians. 2:7 (New Living Bible)
Week Two – February 3, 2019 FOCUS: Giving is Focused in Ministry
“So two good things will result from this ministry of giving— the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:12 (New Living Bible)
Week Three – February 10, 2019 FOCUS: Giving is Revealed in Prayer
“They gave themselves first to God. Then their other giving simply flowed out of the purposes of God working in their lives.” 2 Corinthians 8:5 (The Message)
Week Four – February 17, 2019 FOCUS: Giving is Decided in Sacrificial Faith
“Dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your lives to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice, the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” Romans 12:1-2 (New Living Bible)
Week Five – February 24, 2019 FOCUS: Commitment Sunday
“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans” Proverbs 16:3 (New International Bible)
Q: Why is First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood committed to this campaign?
A: We anticipate a season of exciting growth in membership and new ministries in the next few years and want to prepare our build- ing for this! We are now at the point in our history when the current facilities no longer meet our present or projected needs.
In addition to necessary upgrades to the most used parts of the church, these additions will allow us to offer greater hospitality and give us greater flexibility for our various worship, discipleship and fellowship opportunities.
Q: What is the scope of this project?
A: The congregation has approved, following the recommendation of the Session, an upgrade to the Sanctuary, a renovation of Fellow- ship Hall, an enhanced choir and media presentation room as well as an exciting new coffee bar and fellowship area as part of an updated narthex and welcome center.
Q: What will the construction cost?
A: The estimated cost is $3 million. Approximately one third of this is needed to address regulatory requirements such as the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
Q: Will all First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood covenant partners be asked to make a commitment to this Cornerstone Capital Campaign?
A: YES! The Capital Campaign was carefully designed to benefit and impact everyone who worships and participates in ministry at our church. We hope that everyone will feel called to contribute at a level that God puts on their heart.
Q: How long is the commitment period?
A: A financial commitment may be paid out over a three-year period in weekly, monthly, annual or one-time donation.
Q: When will construction begin and end?
A: Following a successful campaign in January/February of 2019,
we estimate construction will begin shortly after our Children’s First School recesses for the summer with completion projected by De- cember 2019 to enable us to invite the community to join us as we celebrate the birth of our savior in a renovated and welcoming facility.
Q: How will the church be impacted by the construction?
A: Operating in an active construction zone will require patience and flexibility. The timing and staging of each component of the project will be ordered so that we will always have a place to worship and
continue our varied use of the building for ministry and mission. And every effort will be made to minimize the impact on our ministry commitments to our local community.
Our Goal: $3 Million – Cornerstone Goal! This is the amount needed to complete the project without any debt.
How Can I Help?
• Pray! What is God calling me to do and give?
• Attend our special Cornerstone Campaign events!
• Fill out and return a commitment card that will be mailed to you! • Pray for our capital campaign team and our renovation project team who are selflessly devoting their time and talent to this critical initiative in the life of His church in Kingwood.
• Become a part of the team and volunteer your time and talent.