It doesn’t matter where you’ve come from,
where you are on life’s journey,
the amount of your capital campaign contribution,
or if you don’t contribute at all,
you are welcome at the Congregational Church of Hollis.


May 5 Vote Follow Up:

Phase One of Building our Vision Approved!

The BoV Team is pleased that there was such strong support for moving forward with Phase I of our renovation project.  This includes beginning the excavation of the east lawn for on-grade egress from Hardy Hall and the development of a community patio, and renovating the kitchen allowing us to not only address the vast majority of our safety concerns but also to begin to live into our vision as outlined in our Strategic Plan.    We are also happy to announce that we will pay back the loan from the endowment that was used to kick-start Building our Vision by the end of this week.

BoV will now begin selecting a construction manager, refining costs, while we continue to solicit approvals from town boards and develop design details.  We intend to remain as transparent and visible as we have been to date and will hold input sessions in the near future.  Please let us know if you would like to be involved in this process.  At the same time, we will also be reaching out to the community to solicit donations.  Our church plays a vital role in our town and we are are confident that our neighbors will support our efforts.

We are always happy to hear from you at any point in the process!

Click image to see the most recent complete set of latest architectural drawings and 3D renderings.

Click image to join Wicket and Huckleberry for some “pun” during the “dog days” of the capital campaign!

Click image to learn about how specific renovations improve: Welcome, Worship, Learn, Serve and Safety

The Funding Our Vision capital campaign’s purpose is to create a more
Welcoming environment, improve our Worship service, enhance our Learning opportunities, increase our Service outreach to the greater community, and address Safety issues

Funding Our Vision Team Members:

Peggy Gilmour –Lead Gifts Committee Co-Chair,
Kimber Harmon – Pre-Commitment Parties Chair,
Tom Hildreth – Printed Materials Chair,
Ed Wigfield – Campaign Chair,
Cindy Ryherd – Publicity Chair,
Rev. Tanya Rasmussen – Pastor,
Traci Weaver – Caring Callers Chair,
Ruth Kabel – Correspondence Chair,
Dot Hyde – Church Council Liaison,
Holly Babcock – Lead Gifts Committee Co-Chair,
Kara Tulley – Continuity Committee Chair (not pictured),
Sarah May – BOV Liaison,

Before FOV…

The Funding Our Vision (FOV) team is in place as a result of the incredible amount of time, effort, thought, prayers, and documents put forth by the Strategic Planning Task Force and the Building Our Vision (BOV) Team. On behalf of the entire congregation, the FOV team extends their deepest gratitude to the members of each of these teams.

Strategic Planning Task Force:
Holly Babcock, Kristen Berry, David Gilmour, Rick Guay, Kimber Harmon, Matt Kopser, Natalie Lewis, Jeff Moffit, Tanya Stormo Rasmussen, Tanya Tenkarian, Tracy Weaver, Paul Widner, Ed Wigfield

Strategic Planning Task Force Report, October 2016

Building Our Vision (BOV) Team:
Julie Forgaard, Tom Hildreth, Drew Mason, Sarah May (co-chair), Tanya Stormo Rasmussen, Roger Saunders, Kara Tulley, Ed Wigfield (co-chair)

Building Our Vision Website