All Together in One Place: A Comprehensive Campaign
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability…But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, ‘people of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and you young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams…’
All Together in One Place is a movement of people who long to be community, not by proximity of geography, but by a common desire to serve God and love neighbor. All Together in One Place is a vision of a place where people come into the grace of God in Jesus Christ, where they are known and know others, are cared for and care for others, are loved and love others. Let’s dream dreams together. Let’s see visions together. Let’s listen for the voice of God and follow. Young and old, male and female, wealthy and poor, decidedly faithful and completely unsure, forever Lutheran and denominationally neutral, from right next door and from around the world; all together, we will go forward by faith, not knowing what is before us, but only that God in Jesus Christ will guide us.
Spring 2017 Updates
THANK YOU for your gifts and commitments that have brought us to where we are today!
- We have surpassed our goal of $4.8 million dollars, and as of today, we have received more than $4.825 million dollars in gifts and pledges.
- In 23 months of the 5-year campaign, we have already received nearly $3 million dollars in gifts.
- God gave us the vision, the strength to meet it, and the faith and courage to step forward.
- Our brothers and sisters in Ranchi, India thank you.
- Our partners in housing ministry thank you.
- The elders served through Healing and Wholeness thank you.
- The Vision for Healthy Living thanks you.
- The Center for Arts and Spirituality, the surrounding community of artists thank you.
- The people for generations who will have a contemplative, intimate, sacred place to worship and pray, thank you.
We are dancing in the glory of the Lord. We are celebrating your generosity. We are tapping our toes, whistling a tune, and walking with a bounce in our step! For all that is behind us, thanks be to God. For all that is still to come, YES!
A Chapel For All
People have gathered in sacred spaces, both large and small, throughout human history. From ancient burial grounds to majestic cathedrals, human beings mark spaces for the purpose of giving some material definition to the presence of God. Though we know God exists everywhere, we set aside spaces as reminders of that truth.
What will be the look and feel?
Imagine even more light streaming into our beautifully transformed Fireside Room! New skylight, glass wall infill near the coffee bar, and the existing closets are removed, allowing light to stream through. A glass railing with a thin wood cap will create a new bridge walkway into the chapel.
Inside the chapel, find beautiful walnut wood veneer, with limestone glacier buff-colored honed and rock face stone. Art glass allows light to stream in... and out.
This multi-purpose chapel will provide a space for reflection and prayer, a small support group gathered in a circle, joyous music, a small wedding or funeral, and 100+ energetic children sitting on the floor.
Below the chapel, meeting and studio rooms will provide welcoming spaces for conversation or movement. The renovated half-gym will be used for large motor activities.
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Additional All Together in One Place financing provided by Mission Investment Fund, a Financial Ministry of the ELCA.