The church is a house we build together
Dear UALC Family,
The church is a house we build together. God is the real builder, of course. Psalm 127:1 says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” We depend on God to accomplish the best, most important things in us. The things that last. Without him, it’s all just in vain.
But God has called us to be builders too. We build together with God. And we do that work together with one another. In fact, God builds us to be a house together:
“In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy Temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” Ephesians 2:21-22.
Our “house” has two houses, one on Lytham Road and one at Mill Run. God uses those buildings and properties for all kinds of vital ministry. And like many of our own houses, these houses will outlive us. They were passed on to us. We use them and find blessing in them. We care for them, and then we pass them on to be a blessing to their future owners.
These houses have housed great work at UALC! I believe they will house great work for years to come, but they need help. In the following pages, you will fi nd information about the life and ministry of our church as well as the planned repairs and renovations to position our church for fruitful ministry in the decades to come.
When I arrive in the buildings of our church, I reflect on those who built these houses before us. They invested in our church, and we are the beneficiaries of their faith and sacrifice. One day, twenty years from now, the children of our church will bring their children to worship, pray, grow, and trust Jesus within these walls. And our children’s children will give thanks to God for the faith and sacrifice of our generation, as we give thanks for those who have gone before us.
God will build the house. And we get to build with him. Together.
To be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ,
Together is a campaign to carry forward the legacy of UALC to be a gospel oasis for future generations.
PRIMARY GOAL — 100% PARTICIPATION
We want every person who calls UALC home to grow in Christ and strengthen the unity of our church by participating in this campaign. We invite everyone to a spiritually catalytic encounter with God about giving a financial sacrifice and about taking next steps of faith as the Spirit leads.
SECONDARY GOAL — $10 MILLION
We are seeking and praying for the funds to renovate our buildings and grounds to pursue our vision to be an Oasis of God’s Kingdom for the dry and thirsty world around us.