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Elting Project Updates

December 2023

Dear FPC family, December was a busy month for many of us as we celebrated Advent and Christmas, and it was also a busy and very productive month for the construction crews working on the Elting Wing! The new building now has floors and a roof, which will allow some interior work to begin during the winter months when weather is more likely to delay exterior progress. That said, exterior work will continue throughout the winter as much as weather permits. Walking around the Education Building and Fellowship Hall, you should notice that most of the effort planned to refresh these areas has been completed. A few items remain to be completed for the bathrooms on the third floor, but the updates made so far, including fresh paint, new windows, new LED lights, and a new stage curtain in the Fellowship Hall have made our space more welcoming and vibrant. As we approach the final year of this three-year Be Renewed Capital Campaign, our finances are healthy. We are approximately two-thirds of the way through the campaign, and as of the end of November we had received 51% of the money pledged. At that time our capital campaign-related income exceeded our expenses by about 20%; however, we are in the phase of construction when invoices are coming in quickly. We anticipate many of our members planned to make yearend contributions, so our end of December numbers may look a little different from November. Thank you for continuing to support and pray for this campaign. It is much more than a capital drive or a building. It is representative of both the rich history and the vibrant future of our church and our outreach to the Shoals community. I’m excited to see where God leads us as we continue to Be Renewed.

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