Note from Pastor Ben (November 25, 2022)
Greetings Gilmour family and friends,
On Thursday, November 24th 2022, we had an Ebenezer stone moment as a congregation. The building motion below passed with an overwhelming majority.
“It is moved by Mark Moffat, chair of the Building Committee, that we move forward in faith to build a new place of worship and ministry based on an approximate footprint of 6000 square feet, at an estimated cost of 3 million dollars, with no construction to commence until 80% of the cost is raised.”
I want to take this opportunity to praise God and give Him all the glory and thank those who participated in the historic meeting.
You may recall, after God gave Israel a great victory over the Philistines, we read the response of Samuel the prophet and judge, recorded in 1 Samuel 7:12 (ESV); “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, “Till now the Lord has helped us.” At every step of this building journey, we can say like the Israelites, “till now the Lord has helped us.”
Making this decision as a congregation has come with much prayer and seeking the Lord for His will to be done. And that must not end. Let’s maintain our posture of prayer and seek the face of our Lord, calling out to Him for His continued help. To God be the glory!
When Will We Build?
We would like to move forward and build as soon as possible and thereby address our need for an accessible worship and ministry space. And because we are committed to a small mortgage, we are in a season of fundraising.
As we approach the end of 2022, would you consider partnering with us and the Lord by making a year-end contribution to the Building Fund? Your gift will help us reach our goal of raising 80% of the funds necessary to start building.
Conceptual Design of our 60′ X 100′ Worship and Ministry Space
Please contact the church office if you would like a printed copy of our Faith for the Future Case Statement. Call 705-745-7023.
As you can see from our donation thermometer, we have a great start underway-glory to God!
The estimated cost of the project is 3 million dollars.
We currently have $500,000 dollars in our Building Fund.
We forecast a mortgage of approximately $500,000.
And this leaves us with a projected need of 2 million dollars.
Will you please pray with us? Perhaps God is leading you to be a part of this opportunity. Perhaps the wonderful work of God through the local church is near to your heart as well and you would like to make a donation. If so, you can reach the office by phone at 705-745-7023, and this email: firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to speak with you.
2 Corinthians 9:6–8 (ESV)
6 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
Grace and peace,