First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 381-6340


Richard G. Knapp Major Projects Fund

Richard G. (Dick) Knapp was a dedicated lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was involved with several community groups and enjoyed helping to enrich the Kalamazoo community by supporting and promoting musical arts, theater, history, literature, environmental protection, and human rights initiatives. Dick passed away in 2015, leaving a bequest to the church as part of his estate plan. Dick's bequest indicates that the money he left to First UMC should be used "for major projects, rather than regular operating budget." The Request for Project Proposals process invites project proposals from First UMC groups and committees for use of the Fund that would most closely allign with the criteria that it will help support the ministries of the church.

Questions regarding the Richard G. Knapp Major Projects Fund may be directed to Church Business Administrator Ruth Lamachia, or Committee Chairperson Karen Hassevoort at 269.569.5160.

Please continue to pray for our Church and the work of the Committee as we seek to be good stewards of the gift provided to us by our brother in Christ, Dick Knapp.  

CLICK HERE to access the spring 2019 Request for Project Proposal form.