AN UPDATE FROM PASTOR STEVE
Galatians 6:9 reminds us “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
Ever feel like giving up on something? I know I can relate to that and I’m sure we all can. Our building project has certainly had its ups and downs. There have been times of great praise and times of setbacks. But we haven’t given up….we’re moving ahead because we know a great harvest is soon to come!
This month it’s all about the praise! We met this week with T. Ross Construction Company and did some tweaking to the initial drawings. I expect to have those finalized and available to you within a week or so. We have downsized and scaled back the building to fit our budget, as we shared with you earlier. It will be a single story block building, 60x130x20. It will give us the basics of what we need, and along with some modifications to the existing downstairs, will give us some breathing room for children’s ministries, youth ministry, and social events.
To complete the project, we estimate that we need 1.6 million dollars plus an additional 400k to do things that are not included in the building price. Based on what we have in cash, money to be borrowed, and monthly monies coming in from our Faith Gifts & Promises, I believe we are right on track. So….every dollar we raise and give over the next months will lower the eventual amount we have to borrow to complete the Community Center.
Thank you for your generosity! We will reap the blessing if we don’t give up….if you’re new to Fairlawn let me encourage you to consider giving a one time or monthly gift to the project. Just mark your envelope or online donation for the Building Fund….and thank you! Let’s get this done!
Let’s all work together for the glory of God! Pastor Steve
THE TOGETHER BY FAITH CAMPAIGN
Fairlawn Community Center
We've reached our capacity for many of our Kidz ministries. The addition of the Fairlawn Community Center building will give us the opportunity to grow:
- More Kidz Club space
- Kidz Care
- Winter activities
- Larger fellowship area
- Mid-Week and Sunday classrooms
- Student gatherings/Club 180
- Kidz Club
- Children’s programs
- Indoor sports ministries
- Larger church events/concerts/ conferences
- Community needs
- Fellowship Hall
- Special worship services
- Fitness, Health Center, Coffee Cafe
- Others? What’s your dream?
Have more questions? Look at our FAQs to learn more.
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TOTAL GIVING (10/18/2021):
WAYS TO SUPPORT
If you’re interested in joining our Together By Faith Campaign to reach more children, teens and community members, there are several ways you can financially support us:
- Cash, given as a one-time gift
- Cash, through a financial commitment of up to 36 months
- An increase to your weekly offering (by a specific amount credited toward the campaign)
- Appreciated assets including closely held stock, mutual funds or property
- Life insurance policies
- Life income plans such as annuities, remainder and lead trusts