Capital Campaign 2023-2026
Grounded In Gratitude…
Revealed In Prayer…
Lived In Faith
An opening letter from Senior Pastor, Marshall Johnson
Over the years St. Luke has been a faith community that does not ask you to leave your intellect at the door, but rather encourages that you use it to probe and strengthen your faith. The ministry of St. Luke has not been limited to tearing down ancient symbols of belief; instead, it has wiped away the patina of ancient understandings and infused these ideas with fresh understanding.
This work is not complete. In fact, it has barely begun. Currently, in our culture fewer people believe in God than at any other time in our history. Does this mean people have become less caring, less moral or less spiritual? NO – they have paused part way through the process of a maturing faith. They have identified where their faith and the teachings of the church diverge. They have focused on the moment when they just can’t believe what they are being told nor the way the church describes a life of faith.
St. Luke’s ministry, compassion and service are needed now more than ever.
The building project (funded by a Capital Campaign) that is being proposed includes major changes to the Sanctuary, main restrooms and offices of the church. The key goals of this proposal are Accessibility and Hospitality. A successful campaign will result in a more welcoming and modern church that will benefit our existing members but will also be more inviting to new people.
Please check out the Campaign information and links on this page. We will continue to add links to this page each time additional information is sent to our members between now and April, 2022. Please also note the Q&A sessions in March which offer opportunities for you to ask whatever questions you have about the Campaign and proposed building project.
Exciting Campaign Announcement 05/05/23
Sunday, April 30, 2023, was the “First Fruits Sunday” of our Capital Campaign. We have two exciting announcements to share. First of all, to date, we have $1,935,144 pledged toward the Capital Campaign! Second, after our First Fruits Sunday, we have received $524,945. This strong start to our Capital Campaign is encouraging!
Details will be shared at a later date with regard to timing, construction, etc. For now, there are a lot of steps to go through before we get to the beginning of construction.
Thank you to everyone who has pledged and to all who are already giving to the Campaign!
Giving to the Campaign
Even if you have not pledged, you can give to the Campaign at any time between now and April, 2026.
Ways to give to the Campaign:
1) Make your check payable to St. Luke and write “Campaign” on the memo line. Place in the offering plate on any Sunday or mail it to:
St. Luke UMC, 11810 Burke Street, Omaha, NE 68154.
2) Give online at St. Luke’s secure link: https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=94019 (put “Campaign” in the memo box)
3) For more giving options, go to the “Give” page on our web site: https://stlukeumc.com/give-st-luke-united-methodist-church/
You Can Still Submit a Campaign Commitment/Pledge Card
- Place your completed pledge card in the offering plate on any Sunday.
- Email your pledge information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail your pledge card to: Luke, 11810 Burke Street, Omaha, NE 68154
For a pledge card: In the dark blue section “Clickable Links” below, click on the Campaign Commitment Pledge Card.
To view the video walk-through of the proposed project, click on the link below (please note that there may be an ad you need to watch before our videos plays):
View architectural renderings below of what the completed project might look like:
Entering the bell towers, church office on the left, restrooms on the right
Sanctuary/worship service space
Hospitality & visiting area
Clickable Links for Brochures & Information Pieces
(click on the gold titles below to view each document)