ART AND MUSIC ENDOWMENT FUNDS 

“Living Faith, Praising God”

The Art and Music funds at First Church provide support for the church’s music and art programming, and provide flower arrangements for worship services and special church events. These funds also provide sponsorship, music education, choral activities, and seasonal events. Music is an integral part of worship at First Church and an opportunity for all to lift their voices in praise of God. The music program includes choirs for adults and children, singing, and ringing hand bells. Congregational hymn singing is inspired by the accompaniment of two magnificent pipe organs, the Kimball Memorial organ in front, the von Beckerath organ in the Gallery.

MUSIC, ARTS, AND HERITAGE ENDOWMENT FUND- your donation supports our common worship of God as a community through the beauty of music, the visual arts, and other forms of artistic expression. The Trustees approve requests for use of this fund.

JACKIE OWEN MEMORIAL MUSIC FUND- your donation provides support for special music and instrumentalists that enhance the worship experience. The Minister of Music in consultation with the Music Committee and church Council approves requests for this Fund.

BARNARD MUSIC FUND- your donation provides support for the church’s traditional and classical sacred music program. Church Council in consultation with the Music Committee approves requests for this Fund.

MARTIN-MACNEVIN ORGAN MAINTENANCE FUND- your donation provides support for maintaining the Kimball Memorial Organ. The Trustees approve requests for this Fund.

ORGAN PRESERVATION ENDOWMENT FUND- your donation supports the maintenance and preservation of the church organs, particularly the von Beckerath organ located in the Gallery of the sanctuary. The Trustees approve requests from this Fund upon the recommendation of the Minister of Music and the approval of the Music Committee.

FLOWER FUND- your donation provides flower arrangements for worship services or at special church events. The Trustees typically distribute a regular percentage of the fund’s assets to be used in the Church’s flower program. The Flower Fund is a consolidation of four named funds including:

  • Schumacher Flower Fund
  • Shoemaker Flower Fund
  • Vandegriff Flower Fund
  • Metcalf Flower Fund

Past uses of the Art and Music Funds:

  • Sponsor vocalists and instrumentalists for special worship services and concerts
  • Complete restoration and ongoing maintenance of the Kimball organ
  • Choral risers
  • Video relay system between organs
  • Flower arrangements for Sunday services

MAKE A GIFT TO ONE OF THESE FUNDS TODAY BY COMPLETING THE ENDOWMENT FUND GIFT FORM AND RETURNING IT WITH YOUR CHECK TO 444 E. BROAD ST. COLUMBUS OHIO 43215.

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