In August, your Building Committee has made significant progress with the congregational needs assessment and other tasks.  This August update details our progress and anticipated next steps.

Architect Outreach

This team has reached out to previously identified churches with recent building experiences to visit and understand their best practices, including their experience with their architect.  These site visits are expected to complete in September.  The churches are St Patrick’s, Epiphany, 2nd Presbyterian, and St Paul’s in Decatur to be completed in September.  Bethel Morton was also identified as a church to visit.  Next steps after the visits would include identifying and interviewing potential architects.

Congregational Needs Assessment

The surveys sent to Executive Ministry Staff and other ministry leaders to get a fresh representation of needs today were returned by September 1.  We look forward to sharing the consolidated version of responses in future updates.

Survey Responses received from:

  • Administration
  • Altar Guild
  • Assimilation
  • Boy Scouts
  • Care and Concern
  • Christian Growth
  • Communication
  • Contemporary Worship
  • Dorcas Circle
  • Fellowship
  • Hearts Ablaze
  • Network Administration & Video
  • Traditional Worship
  • Trinity Lutheran School
  • Witness
  • Young Adults
  • Youth


A new webpage has been created to share our ideas, our status and timelines, our plans, and most importantly, a feedback mechanism for your questions, suggestions, or other comments.  This feedback goes to the building committee and will be monitored frequently.  You will receive acknowledgement of your feedback, usually within a few days.  

You can also provide paper feedback using the building committee mailbox in the church office.

We value your feedback (online, paper, meetings, etc) and look forward to taking the opportunity to respond to your questions and ideas.

We look forward to sharing more information as the committee’s work continues and plan to provide an update at the September 17th Voter’s Meeting.  We would love for you to pray for God’s guidance as we continue on this journey together.

Yours in Christ,

Kirk Fuemmeler

Committee Chair