Little Home Church by the Wayside

INITIATIVES

'Joyful, Joyful, We Restore Thee' Capital Campaign

CASE FOR SUPPORT - Click for brochure

In anticipation of the 150th Anniversary of The Little Home Church by the Wayside in 2021, the congregation embarked upon a comprehensive assessment of our buildings and grounds. We have identified priorities and outlined a vision for our future. The result is “Joyful, Joyful, We Restore Thee,” our capital campaign to renew the Little Home Church which has raised more than $1.4 million in pledges to date.

For nearly 150 years the Little Home Church has served as a house of worship and a gathering place for the community. The Joyful Campaign lays the foundation for the next 150 years.

The essential elements of the improvement plans for the church include: structural restoration; updated electrical and HVAC systems; improved accessibility; state of the art technology; and renovated, flexible, interior spaces for community use. Preserving the church’s distinctive and historic style will be integral to all design decisions. This project is the result of much planning, thought, discussion, and prayer. We hope you are inspired to JOIN US.

“Joyful, Joyful, We Restore Thee” Capital Campaign Leadership Team:

Anne Bouchard, Chair; Chip Braulick, Moderator; Andrea Ferguson, Greg Hege, Bob Kaska, Kathleen Sullivan Kaska, Susannah Lesswing, Susi Winquist, and Richard Malmberg, Pastor

We are an Open & Affirming Congregation

We accept, embrace and affirm the dignity and worth of every person, as we are all created in God’s image.

Persons of every race, ethnic background, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, size and weight, socioeconomic background, marital status and faith background are welcome to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, and blessings of participation in our congregation.

The Vision for the Little Home Church is ‘Celebrating and Sharing God’s Love in Christ.’ In our individual faith journeys and in our congregational efforts to live out our Vision, we strive for justice and equality for all of God’s children. Wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

LHC Endowment Fund - Growing Our Legacy

The LHC Endowment Fund provides the means for people to express special gratitude to God for blessings they have received. The principal is held permanently and only the earnings are used to fund ministry. As a result, a gift to the Endowment Fund endures forever.

Endowment gifts are theological statements which demonstrate one’s belief that we are never ultimately proprietors, owners, but only stewards, lifetime guardians entrusted by God to use wisely what God has placed in our hands. When an individual creates an endowment gift for the church during or beyond their lifetime, it declares to the present and future generations the importance of our faith and trust in God. We have each drawn water from the wells we have not dug; we have sat under shades trees we did not plant and we each have a wonderful opportunity to provide the means for the church to have a strong and empowering ministry for generations to come.

The LHC Endowment Fund will provide on-going benefits through long-term investments while keeping the core endowment principal intact to fund future years of use for the mission and ministries of Little Home Church. The endowment fund is managed by the Endowment Fund Trust which consists of five trustees, all of whom are voting members of LHC and serve three-year terms. The pastor, moderator and moderator-elect of the church council are advisory members of the ‘Trust.’

Click to contact Rev. Richard Malmberg