Capital Campaign

 

 
 
2017 Kirk of Bonnie Brae Capital Campaign
 
Purpose

We gather as a congregation and a community, in groups large and small, to grow spiritually, personally, and relationally, in order to give of ourselves and our resources in service to God and the wider community. Our building is home to worship and learning, many of our service efforts, and a space for creating meaningful and lasting connections with each other and the larger Denver community.

Our Capital Campaign seeks financial gifts to improve the functioning and appearance of our building to make it an ever-more-welcoming place for all who gather here.

Projects

The Kirk Capital Campaign aims to replace the boilers, now more than 60 years old, to ensure safe and effective heating and running water for decades to come. We will also replace the carpeting in our children’s education area with wood-look vinyl tile like that in the upstairs hallway, giving that area a newer, cleaner, updated and uplifting appearance for our kids, our educators, and all who visit there. Our financial goal to accomplish these projects is $137,000. Giving will take place over three years from May 2017 to May 2020.

                
 

Gather

Matthew 18:20, “for where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst.” Gather means, “to bring together in one group”, also, “to wrap around or draw close to someone or something.” At the Kirk of Bonnie Brae, our mission is rooted in both definitions. Boilers and floors may not seem like spiritual gifts, and yet, how we present and share our physical building with our members and our community is precisely how we gather and draw close to one another. We are asking for your generous contributions so that we can remain a “gathered community” and share our warmth (literally!).

Worship and faith development are the foundations of our mission as a church. We gather to sing together, to pray individually and as a group, to hear inspiring music, to learn from our children, to share in communion, and to receive our pastor’s guidance, encouragement, and interpretations of scripture for our lives.    

 

Groups of all sizes meet at the church throughout the week and throughout the building to study, learn, and question as we seek to enact our faith far beyond our doors.

In recent years the Kirk has become a place for gathered community beyond our membership. Nearly 20 organizations utilize our space on a regular basis. Whether it be Steele Street Preschool, yoga and meditation, family game night, or Alcoholics Anonymous, the warmth of the church is essential to continuing these practices. As we move through this campaign, we ask you to consider the ways that this building brings people of all walks of life together and enriches the greater community.

Grow

 

The tree in our logo is a symbol of growth. Our tree does not grow straight up as a single trunk; our tree grows with numerous branches spreading and reaching out. Each of us is a branch in our blossoming tree. “For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another” (Romans 12:4). Spiritual growth is supported in many ways through the Kirk. We come together to worship and learn, we deepen our understanding of our faith, our awareness of God’s presence in our lives, and our commitment to following Jesus’ example.

Within the walls of this building, we grow as leaders and decision-makers, our work affecting not only the congregation but also the community around us, near and far. Because of our relationships with the numerous groups that utilize our facility, our tree grows beyond what we see each Sunday morning. Our roots spread throughout the community touching lives from all different walks of life, various faiths and no faiths.

 

As you consider the capital campaign, know that you are a branch in the Kirk’s tree. No branch is more or less important than another. As your own branch grows, you encourage growth beyond yourself. Likewise, as the Kirk grows, we extend our reach into more lives and into the community. As we grow, we are compelled to give.

 

Give

1201 South Steele Street is home to countless examples of giving.

       
 
 

The seeds of our gifts are planted here so that the fruits can extend far beyond our walls. As we gather and grow, our giving goes so much further.

Your Participation

During the campaign, all members and friends of the Kirk will have an opportunity to make financial commitments and gifts to support the boilers and flooring projects. The campaign will launch on April 30 and our Commitment Sunday and Celebration will take place on May 21. Our gifts to total $137,000 will be received over the next three years concluding May 2020.

 

We ask you to give generously to the Capital Campaign so the Kirk of Bonnie Brae can offer a place to gather, grow, and give for the next 70 years.

Let your branch blossom!