The First United Methodist Church in North Platte has launched a capital campaign for a remodel of its sanctuary at the corner of E and McDonald. Built in the early 1970s, the Churchís unique sanctuary has largely gone untouched since it was erected, church officials said.
Among the activities planned during the next several months, the Churchís Youth Ministry is hosting a garage sale this Saturday (April 20) from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the church. Members of the church, as well as others from the community, have donated a wide variety of items that will be offered. Donations are still being accepted through Thursday.
The churchís remodeling team continues to work on plans for the project, with an estimated cost of around $1.3 million. Among the elements identified are additions that will create additional seating, renovation of the bathroom facilities, improvements to the heating and cooling system and improvements to make the sanctuary more accessible.
The capital campaign team has set their goal at $950,000. The campaign team is hosting a number of functions for church members in the next month in an effort to raise the funds needed to complete the project.
The church moved to its current location in the 1960s from near downtown North Platte. The sanctuary was added to the church in the 1970s, followed by an educational wing in the 1980s.