Who We Are
If there ever was a great time
to give a great gift to those who come after us,
This is it!
And this is why.
Every dollar given is matched twice
( 1 x 2 x 2 = 4 )
until March 1, 2010.
Please prayerfully consider your gift. Thank you.
We are the Church
Reaching out to God's people
Open the doors
Keep your eyes on the steeples!
Well--it's a bit of a reach, using an old children's poem /finger play as a basis to draw your attention to the dual steeples in the church narthex and in the Bernsen Community Life Center. One tower marks the progress of the capital campaign gifts from members and friends of FPC; the other depicts the one-for-one match from the Stephenson's .
The great good news is that we're "on our way, rejoicing" and praising God for the many who have stepped forward to make this dream a real possibility. The challenge is that we have "miles to go before we sleep" in assuring that the steeples reach their full color, ensuring completion of the entire project.
Won't you please give prayerful consideration as to how you can be a part of this once-in-a-church-time opportunity? Visit the church web-site at www.firstchurchtulsa.org/CC.htm or phone the office for more information. Every gift is important in the life of the Body of Christ known as First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa.
Bob and Marcy Lawless
Campaign Co-Chairs (as seen in Mar/April Tidings 2009)
Listed below are weekly brochure inserts, which show pictures and floor plans of each specific area.
Click to download the insert!
To download a copy of our Capital Campaign booklet, please CLICK HERE!
To make a donation to FPC's Capital Campaign, CLICK HERE!
To download a Commitment Form, please CLICK HERE (or to fill out your form online, CLICK HERE.)
To download First Church's Strategic Plan, CLICK HERE. Watch videos re. our Capital Campaign! "Capital Campaign Video" is the video in its entirety. The others are pieces of the video dealing with that specific area. The videos may take a few minutes to load...
Capital Campaign Video
A letter from Dr. Miller...
Come sing, O Church in joy! Come join, O Church in song!
For Christ the Lord has led us through the ages long!
Tulsa’s First Church sits on the brink of her 125th birthday: what an amazing story of grace and multiplied blessings!
Consider this: back in 1923 First Church decided to build a magnificent and preposterously expensive sanctuary. And for almost 90 years, these facilities have served as a “base-camp” ---gathering people together, growing them into disciples and sending them out to serve in Jesus’ name, again and again and again.
I wonder. What kind of debates rang out during the planning stages of this 1923 dream? Some are easy to imagine: “The facility is way too large for our current needs!” or “The elegant sanctuary is too expensive; why not simplify it and save money?” or “Think what we could do in mission with this money?” or “Why the big steeple and tower? Do we really need that? Couldn’t that money be better spent elsewhere?” You get the idea.
Ah, but in hindsight the dreamers were right; they peered with amazing accuracy into the next 100 years, and the bold execution of their plans continue to bless us today! In fact, when we hoisted those magnificent caste-bronze bells into that old Tower two years ago, the efforts of those early visionaries were still supporting (literally!) our own.
Now it’s 2008. And you hold in your hands a no less stunning and God-sized vision for First Church. Bold and laser-like in its focus, the campaign presented here was generated by a prayer-saturated strategic plan, designed to position FPC as an effective witness to Jesus Christ for the next 100 years.
Facilities are not nearly as inspiring as hands-on mission ---but they are crucial incubators of that mission. The current need for renovation and redevelopment of the downtown campus is everywhere evident and absolutely vital. And the Stephenson dollar-for-dollar matching gift is an unsought-for-blessing that offers us a very rare and exciting opportunity.
So take a close look at this project. It will only happen if you and others like you believe in it and are willing to give sacrificially to it. All we can do is present the opportunity. Some civic leaders, not members of First Church, have given generously to this project already because they believe it will serve the common good of Tulsans for generations.
I’m convinced of two things: (1) the project depicted here will serve this congregation well for the next 100 years, and (2) there will never be a better time to give! Those who follow after us will look back, as we do, with glad thanksgivings!
Soli Deo Gloria! To God alone be the glory!
Dr. Jim Miller