Raising our Roof, Raising our Consciousness
In this fundraising effort our focus is not on dollar amounts given. We can also practice expanding our perceptions of who we are and what we are here for! We can say YES to the Divine Presence within through which confidence, power, and expansive joy flows. Our goal is to have full participation of our congregation so everyone can experience the fullness of this worthwhile project. Everyone matters, everyone counts. Together, let's raise the consciousness of our abundance, gratitude, and faith in our ability to be Christ centered peacemakers, light-bringers, and community makers. There is no gift too large or too small to be offered. How do we nurture the life of the congregation! of course, we do it together. We can do this - and be in Joy the whole way there!
Sewer and Roof Replacement
Our 35-year-old building is now asking us for some TLC - it needs a new sewer system and a new roof. We have the opportunity to replace the original and failing septic system with a new sewer hookup, which is possible due to the project the City of Bellingham is doing on our street starting sometime this year.
Update: We have raised and paid for our sewer hook-up!
Meanwhile, the original roof's lifespan is at an end, and it needs to be replaced. While water is essential to life, we don't want it entering our building through the leaks in the roof!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
When will construction be started and completed? We are hoping to begin in the next couple of months and construction will last a brief time.
What happens if we do not meet our campaign fundraising goal? The various components of the proposed project scope would have to be re-evaluated, prioritized, and matched to the available funding. We would also consider other options if the board of directors sees necessary.
How long is the pledge commitment? We are asking everyone to consider making a 14-week pledge beginning March 6 through June 5, 2022.
We don't pledge annually, but we are regular contributors. We plan on contributing to the campaign as well. Do we need to submit a pledge card? The scope of the project will be impacted by the amount pledged and requires that we plan for various costs in advance, which is why we urge you to submit a pledge card to support the project.
What other significant projects are likely to be proposed in the future, and what is the likelihood that another campaign pledge request will be made again? We can say for sure that beyond the sewer project, there is the roof. Eventually all roof systems need to be replaced. We do not need to do it all at once. The board of directors and church leadership have been diligent about addressing major building and facility concerns. We have created this grounded in faith campaign to help fund major building and grounds projects.
Let’s Work Together
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