Pastor’s Message

SEPTEMBER 2017

PREPARED BY THE SANCTUARY FUND RAISING CHAIRPERSON

On November 6, 2011, I quoted author J.R. Rawling and he said,

“Make today what you want it to be. This day is not defined by what we begin with, but how we choose to use what we have”.

I am here today to update you on the status of our 2018 Faith Promise Program.

The cost of our Sanctuary was $3,817,000.

In ,April of 2008, we got a revised loan for $1,886,686.

Exactly 6 years ago today I reported that we owed $1,188,000.

With the help of our children, our friends, several organizations and our members, some who never had a chance to see our Sanctuary, but loved Bethel,

I am pleased to announce that we made our last payment, last Tuesday, August 8th.   The mortgage is paid off.

Thanks for all of the work that started many years ago, to make this dream possible.

Bill Hedrick, Chair of Fund Raising

August 13, 2017 Homecoming

 

Speech given to congregation August 13, 2017 Homecoming Sunday under the Arbor