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Bridge of Hope: GPNW Update

Bridge of Hope: GPNW Update

Greetings GPNW Mission Center Readers.  The Bridge of Hope Strategic Planning Team has requested that I publish an update on the Mission Center’s progress toward our goal of reaching the $3M target we have been handed.  This announcement will be updated whenever there is a significant change to announce.  Below is where we stand.

Property Sales:  $510,157

$202,871—Selah Property

$27,108—Woodburn Property

$128,628—Bellevue Property

$92,302—Ellensburg Property

$59,248—Roseburg Property

Congregational AIP Fund Gifts and AIP Fund Gift Pledges:  $317,442

Thanks to the following congregations for their AIP Gifts:  East Wenatchee, Cottage Grove, Fairbanks, Garden Grove, Southridge, Renton, and Crystal Springs.

Gifts from Congregational Generosity and from Individuals:  $44,820

Thanks to the following congregations for their cash offerings:  Eugene, University Place, Mossyrock, Crystal Springs, Rainier Valley, and Woodland Park.

And thanks to all of you who have been individually donating to the Bridge of Hope either directly or through your CFOs.

$872,449—Grand Total

As a reminder to the mission center, the $3M target represents what has been determined is GPNW’s fair share of the overall Bridge of Hope Goal.  It is the overall goal of $120M that matters most, and we will continue to contribute to the Bridge of Hope until that overall goal is met.  For the most up-to-date information about Community of Christ contributions please click here.

World Church Bridge of Hope Update

World Church Bridge of Hope Update

Originally published by Community of Christ May 5, 2021.

We have amazing news! As of 31 December, 2020, the church has raised $88 million toward its $120 million Bridge of Hope goal—an increase of $12 million since June 30. Thank you to those in all fields of the church around the world who are working so diligently to meet this important goal. The next update will be provided in September 2021.

As a reminder, funding the retirement responsibility is the first priority for Bridge of Hope. Growing endowments is the second. 

Bridge of Hope Retirement Responsibilities

Bridge of Hope Retirement Responsibilities

GPNW Mission Center has been given a target of raising $3 million toward the Bridge of Hope retirement responsibility.  The deadline for meeting this target is January 1, 2024.  To date, our mission center has already contributed close to $500,000 of that target through various net proceeds of property sales and congregational generosity through contributions from investment accounts.  In order to ensure we meet our goal, the Mission Center Leadership Team has created the Bridge of Hope Strategic Planning Team whose focus will be to discern various methods for reaching this goal. The team is comprised of members throughout the mission center with expertise in strategic planning, business/project development, visioning, church planting, etc.  Members of the Strategic Planning Team are: David Anderson (Redmond OR), Jammie Apodaca (Selah WA), Gary Farnsworth (Bend OR), David Irby (Redmond WA), Dan Jackson (Vancouver WA), Sean Langdon (Springfield OR), Bill McFarlin (Vancouver WA), Kim Naten (Chehalis WA), Steve Pomeroy (Bellevue WA), Brenda Sargent (Longview WA), Deborah Towner (Bothell WA), Donald Welch (Salem OR) and Dean Wight (Bellingham WA). The Team is chaired by Kim Naten, GPNMC President.

Over the next 3 ½ years, the Team will report to the mission center membership on its progress.  We are excited to bring together the collective giftedness, experience, wisdom and creativity within our mission center to not only accomplish the monetary Bridge of Hope retirement goal, but to spend time discerning and visioning a bridge to OUR future in Community of Christ. Stay tuned for more information soon.

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