2016 Capital Campaign

Shaping the Future. Serving Now.

Why support this campaign?

For more than a lifetime, the Green Lake Church has gathered people to hope and worship and share community together. Our congregation has been blessed with a unique fusion of our Adventist heritage and the vibrant culture of Seattle.

We are Sabbath keepers and civil servants, believers and scholars, musicians and doctors, rich and poor, young and old. This place has been our home. These people have been our family.

Now we are planning for the next generation of Seattle Adventists. We want to provide for our children and grandchildren. As life in the city becomes more intense and expensive and secular, we want Green Lake Church to remain a sanctuary, a place of hope and warm fellowship and mutual care. This church must continue to advocate the special Adventist values and convictions about the character of God and ways of wholesome living.

We want to ensure the next generation receives pastoral support as they serve God in their work and rear their children, as they confront the losses and tragedies that inevitably haunt this world and participate in the sweet turning points of birth and marriage, graduation and promotion. Our church life and ministry calls for additional space. For decades we have watched opportunities to purchase adjacent properties come and go. We need to build a substantial fund so that, when one of those properties again becomes available, we are able to act.

A defining characteristic of the Green Lake Church has been service to others beyond the boundaries of our own local congregation. Seattle is the medical center for the entire Pacific Northwest. Adventists come here from Alaska to eastern Montana and even beyond the Northwest for specialized care. Often these patients or their families need housing for the duration of the treatment. It is our honor and privilege to serve these families in crisis. Now, we are working to build a fund to help support ongoing housing assistance for these members of our extended family.

These initiatives—providing for expanded staff, building capacity to acquire neighboring property, and providing housing for families in medical crisis—deserve our richest support. They are worthy of our ongoing, generous support and inclusion in our estate planning.

Together, let's ensure a strong, bright future for the ministry of the Green Lake Church.

Your gift will help shape the vision and life Green Lake Church for years to come. Whether your gift is a single gift today, a pledge given over time, or a planned gift in your will, your dollars will translate into hope, and help, and healing. They will add vitality to our life together now and through the future.

Sincerely,

2016 Campaign for Green Lake Church Committee Members