Archive for June, 2015
I’m excited that we are moving forward with the much-needed renovation of the Reich Fellowship Hall! Aside from our sanctuary, this is the most-used space in our building. It is used for congregational dinners, meetings, fundraisers, movie screenings, neighborhood programs, and provincial programs. Equipped with a stage, a 12’ wide projection screen, a 4,000 Lumen High-Definition projector, and Dolby® Surround Sound system, handicap access, and a convenient parking lot, Reich Hall has become the “go-to” location for training programs for the Board of Cooperative Ministries, provincial meetings, Sunday School classes, regular Red Cross blood drives, and meetings of the Moravian Ministry Association, which meets there every month. The facility is often home for neighborhood programs offered by Anthony’s Plot, the Moravian Intentional Community that is on our campus and working in our neighborhood. We are planning to start a new after-school program next fall which will also use this hall.
The most urgent need, of course, is the leaking roof – but also urgently needed is new carpet to replace the raveling and stained carpet and replacement of the ageing fluorescent lights (which are beyond their expected lifespan)with new, energy-saving LED lights.
We have applied for a grant which, if awarded, will pay half the anticipated $56,910.00 cost – but we must raise the other half, or $28,455.00 in the next few months. Will you help? Will you help renovate this wonderful facility, which will benefit our congregation, the neighborhood, and the entire Southern Province?
- Pastor John