2022 Master Plan
One of the greatest blessings of Little Fork Church is the gift of worshipping in a church building in which people have been seeking God, finding hope, and making connections for centuries. We are also blessed to have the 1776 Historic Preservation Foundation as a partner in maintaining out Historic Church building.
Yet, God does not call people and communities backward, but instead God calls us to discern how we are called to be a living congregation today and, as other generations did before us, leave a foundation for those who will worship at Little Fork long after we are gone.
Currently, our congregation is discerning how we are called to develop our church resources, especially our 16-acre property to serve as a place where people find respite for their souls, hope for their journeys, and peace.
The master plan is the first significant step in this process. The Master Plan Working Group is working with Julie Basic PLA, a landscape architect who has significant experience working with historic properties to:
- Articulate a set of guiding principles that we will use to develop our property.
- Consider a variety of possibilities for the development of the property that have been brainstormed.
- Collaborate with stakeholders – Congregation, Vestry, Burying Grounds, Preservation Foundation – to select and prioritize our programming and development priorities.
- Develop a site plan that will guide development over the next ten years.
When will the Master Plan be Complete?
How will the Congregation be Involved?
Who is part of the Master Plan Working Group?
Why a Master Plan Now?
What is a Master Plan?
A master plan will allow our congregation to collaboratively discern how we are called to use our physical resources in ways that facilitate church growth and honor and preserve our historic church building.