Protecting Our Church So We Can Reflect Christ’s Light Now and for Generations to Come

Reflect the Light is our 2016 – 2019 Capital Campaign. It is a three year plan of giving to fund projects that will repair significant structural issues in the church as well as enhance the quality of our fellowship and worship experiences.

East End United Methodist Church has served East Nashville for over 125 years. We are now experiencing an unprecedented surge in membership that has brought an exciting energy inside these walls. As we welcome so many new guests and members, it is critical that we make sure the church is both safe and welcoming. We have an extraordinary opportunity to impact our community with missions and outreach. Most importantly, we have the critical task of teaching a whole new generation about God’s love.

Time has taken its toll and created significant damage to several aspects of our building. It is our responsibility to protect this special place we have inherited so that we can continue to use it for worship, service and fellowship now and for generations to come.

Protecting Our Church So We Can Reflect Christ’s Light Now and for Generations to Come

Projects

Wall Repairs

Wall Repairs

We will begin to repair the exterior walls all around our church through a process called tuck pointing. The mortar in-between bricks will be removed and replaced.

Parsonage Foundation

Parsonage Foundation

The parsonage’s foundation is cracked and failing. We’ll fix the foundation, correct storm water issues, and repair the masonry where needed.

Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows

Take a close look and you can see parts of the windows are badly damaged – sinking and buckling. We will start to send the windows off for repair before reinstalling them.

Playground & Park

Playground & Park

We hope to transform the grassy area behind the Education Wing into a safe and fun place for kids as well as design and install a more functional table in the park.

Roof Repairs

Roof Repairs

We will replace the leaking roof above our nurseries, offices, chapel, and the adjacent hallway. The aging HVAC system servicing these areas will also be replaced.

Other Projects


Update Dining Room & Kitchen Wing
 
We will provide more welcoming bathrooms for this wing of the church.


Church Office Improvements
The office ceiling and wall finishes are in bad need of repair and updates. We will also install new light fixtures.


Signage and Way-Finding
We will install a comprehensive way-finding system of signs to guide members and guests into and throughout our facility.

How It Works

Capital Campaign pledges are contributions above and beyond our “regular”, or Annual Budget, gifts. Annual Budget gifts fund the church’s yearly operating expenses. Capital Campaign gifts enable us to pay for the projects to protect and maintain our church’s physical structure so that it can continue to be our place of worship, service and fellowship.

Critical renovations will cost approximately $350,000. To structure the funding, we have adopted a three-year plan of giving. You may make your gift weekly, monthly or yearly, whichever works best for your family.

How To Contribute

Donations may be made on our website by clicking here. Be sure to enter your donations in the Capital Donations field. We can also receive cash, stock, bonds, antiques, income tax refunds and real estate. Please contact the office for more information on how to donate these items.

Commitment Sunday is Sunday, November 20. We will celebrate our commitments with a brunch at 9am and then make our pledges during the worship service. Click here to RSVP for the brunch.

First Gifts Sunday is Sunday, December 4. This is the day that we will make our first offering toward our three-year commitment to the Capital Campaign.

3-YR Commitment Chart

What You Are Supporting

Here are just 4 of the 30 ministries that our church building helps support

Launch Pad

On November 5, 2015 a new safer sleeping initiative opened its door at East End United Methodist Church to the young adult homeless population of Nashville. Staffed with community volunteers and funded by individuals who believe in the cause, Launch Pad is a much needed resource for marginalized homeless youth, especially to those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender.
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Project Transformation

Project Transformation is a partnership between our church and the non-profit that is designed so that we can make new connections and form meaningful relationships with families in our immediate neighborhood. During the summer, we house a summer-day camp for children and youth from low-income areas near the church. 
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Reconciling Ministries

At East End, we are blessed to be part of an inclusive and loving church community. We believe that Jesus’ message of unconditional love means that every human being is a child of God and is worthy of love, respect and inclusion. We welcome and embrace people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, physical and mental ability, education, and housing status.
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Tomato Arts Kid’s Fest

East Nashville’s biggest annual festival, Tomato Art Fest, is held in August. To celebrate, our congregation hosts Tomato Art Kids Fest in the park adjacent to the church sanctuary. This festival includes tons of fun activities, including arts and crafts, storytelling, slides and bounce houses.
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