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DreamHouse Church Renovation

End of Year & New Year Giving

 

Dear DreamHouse Church Family and Friends,

We wish you a truly Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who makes all things new and who above all others makes us merry.


The board of DreamHouse has been looking at our vision and asking what is our unique calling as an expression of the local church. We felt a re-minding in the Holy Spirit that being good stewards is a form of public witness to the Lordship of Jesus. Looking at our church building with fresh eyes we realized that this old, beloved vessel needs significant TLC. We formed a renovations committee and put together a long list of things that need attention. Our rough estimate is about $35,000 to refurbish the building. 


We are writing today because we have uncovered an urgent need. We are asking for you to pray and consider being a partner with us in making this renovation a testimony unto God. You have been family to us and have perhaps been blessed over the years through our church’s ministry and so we are asking for you to consider a year-end or early next year financial gift to help us be faithful to fulfill the Lord’s leading.  


In our due diligence towards this work, we as a Board have good confirmation for something we have suspected for some time. Our church building’s foundation needs significant repair, such that it is potentially unsafe for us to hold large gatherings in the sanctuary at this time. Our building is over 100 years old and past repairs have come rather undone by weathering and age. We’ve had several respected contractors inspect it and offer estimates and we’ve chosen AMC911- Atlas Master Companies of Norfolk to do the initial work. By initial we mean only that under the sanctuary is there sufficient space to enter and see the damage. We, along with each contractor that has surveyed the building, suspect more issues are under what we refer to as the building addition (the kitchen / bathrooms / entranceway ) but are unable to access that until we tear out flooring. In this present pandemic moment, the price of lumber and supplies are significantly increasing. Atlas Master has given us a price of $18,110 of which they are holding until mid-January. This, along with the newly found safety issues for the building, requires our urgency. 


As a Board serving you and our community, we seek to steward well God’s gifts and our building is truly a gift, but it is also a responsibility. We know the foundation is a problem, the sewer line drain field needs significant repair, our sidewalks replaced, inside stairs rebuilt, siding restored, carpet redone, and everything painted. We have been saving funds for some time knowing something was coming. We currently have $11,200 in our building fund, a good start, and we will utilize volunteer work as much as we can.


Here is our request. We are signing a contract now to move forward with the sanctuary repair given some initial pledges towards the $35,000 goal, but we need to keep going. All this work needs to get done and soon. Will you help us? Will you pray and ask God to show you how you can partner with our vision. Please feel free to contact Pastor Scott (modernfather@gmail.com) if you have questions, concerns, or ideas.


Thank you so much and do have a blessed Christmas season and a happy New Year.


In His Name, 

Pastor Scott & Charissa Crowder, Cheryl Turner, David Andrews, Allen & Debbie Kemp, Mary Crowder

December 18, 2020

 

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How to make an impact

- Send a check via mail to: DreamHouse Church at our treasurer's address, ATTN: DreamHouse Church, 702 Soho Street, Hampton, VA 23666

- To give via PayPal and not accrue fees, use your personal PayPal account, and look for 'dreamhouse757@gmail.com' to send money to; choose "Friends and Family" as the type of recipient. Our account is Christian Fellowship Church which is our original church name from our founding in 1978.

- We also have the ability to receive gifts of stock.

- If you have any other questions regarding how you can give, email us at DreamHouse757@gmail.com

 
 

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