Accessibility to the church building had been brought up numerous times over many years at Hope United Church. For various reasons, the project was never completed. But we felt the time was right. Our little church is thriving with more attending worship, more children attending Christian Education, more community outreach through our Kids’ Summer Sack Lunch Program, and more collaborative events with community groups such as hosting the Hope 4 U Suicide Awareness Walk. We want to share God’s love with all and do more in the community we love so much and this was a fundamental step.
The congregation voted in May 2019 to proceed with the project, hiring architects Lien and Peterson and capital campaign consultant Charles Blaisdell, Regional Mission Interpreter with the Church Building and Loan Fund (CBLF) of the United Church of Christ. We broke ground in May 2020 and construction was completed in October 2020!
We fell slightly short of our campaign goal and continue to work to pay for the accessibility addition. We thank everyone who has donated to this ambitious undertaking, but if you feel moved to make a new donation we welcome the support. We are so pleased with the work done and happy to be able to embrace all and continue to expand our outreach and community fellowship.
Embracing all of God’s people means to see and to welcome everyone. Here are some of the blessings that come with accessibility/addition:
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