This Sunday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. there will be a congregational meeting to vote on launching the public phase of the capital campaign:

Led by God’s Spirit, we approve the launch of the public phase of a 5 million dollar capital appeal for funding the First Lutheran Church building project. This appeal will allow us to finalize a building plan at a later date.

Approving building plans will take place in early summer.  This Sunday, we are simply asking the congregation whether the campaign leadership team can start the next phase of their work. 

Participants will be able to join the meeting via Zoom, by phone, or in-person in the Fellowship Hall where Covid protocols will be in place.  (Because of the congregational meeting there is no virtual fellowship hour this Sunday).

Zoom link: Passcode (if prompted): 477803
Call-in numbers: (312) 626-6799, (301) 715-8592, (646) 558-8656, (253) 215-8782, (346) 248-7799, or (669) 900-9128.
Meeting ID: 886 9145 5539 Passcode: 477803

Due to a request to vote by written ballot, the following procedures will be in place on Sunday:

In-person attendees in the Fellowship Hall will turn in their ballot in person during the meeting.

Zoom and phone attendees can submit their vote between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. via paper ballot or email. 

  • To submit via paper ballot, write your vote (“No”, “Yes”, or “Abstain”) on a piece of paper (any piece of scratch paper will do). Use a separate piece of paper for each person voting. Place your ballot in the box outside the church office. A council member will check your name off the list. You can ask a friend or neighbor to drop off your ballot at church if necessary. 
  • To submit via email, send your vote to between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Please send a separate email per each person voting. Karen Martin-Schramm will record email votes and will keep your identity confidential. 

You must attend the congregational meeting (in-person, phone, or Zoom) to be eligible to cast a ballot.

Troubleshooting:  If you are having trouble getting into the Zoom meeting or if you have questions about casting your ballot, call Adrian Walter, 563-379-0757. 

Further information about the building project and process can be found on the Building Updates page. To provide feedback or ask questions at any time during the process, email or call Adrian Walter, 563-379-0757.

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