Will you help us finsh the work of making our church builidng accessible for everyone who comes?
We’re excited to share that we’re doing something the church hasn’t done in over 50 years. We’re making major improvements to and expanding our building. Because of your connection with Mt. Pleasant—past or present—we thought you’d like to know what’s happening, and we’d like to ask if you would prayerfully consider helping us accomplish this endeavor.
Mt. Pleasant has been serving Christ and His people for over 135 years on the corner of Lambs Rd. and Emerson Rd. in Wales Township, and we're excited to continue that legacy of ministry for the next 135 years with the Lord's help. With the purchase of 2.9 acres of land (adjacent to the existing church property) in 2009 and with God's continued blessings of stability and provision, Mt. Pleasant is in a position to significantly improve our facility for our current needs and to lay a foundation for ministry for years to come.
Our ninety year-old facility has served us well over the years, but because of the prevalence of stairs and the location of the bathrooms, the current structure prevents people from gathering with us. Some of our congregation are no longer able to join us to worship because the entrances and stairways are too difficult and dangerous for them to navigate. We are working to address this immediate need for improved accessibility by building an addition. This 1,087 sq. ft. project will provide barrier-free access (no stairs) from the parking lot to the sanctuary and from the sanctuary to the restrooms through building a new main entrance (with an indoor ramp).
In addition to providing accessibility, the project also improves the existing building by: (1) creating a new welcoming main entrance by the parking lot, (2) a foyer for people to gather, (3) wider hallways for improved flow and safety, (4) much-needed storage space for altar furnishings, (5) additional space and reduced congestion in the sanctuary, (6) and more accessible offices. Also, the Phase 1 project will allow us to preserve the historic church building and incorporate it into future expansion plans (a new barrier-free fellowship hall and a larger sanctuary) which we have developed in our master site plan that was approved by the township in 2016.
This year we were able to complete the remodel portion of the project and now have a fully accessible bathroom near the sanctuary!
The total budgeted need for this project is $125,000. By God’s gracious provision, we have already received $53,000 for the building project. This leaves us with $75,000 left to raise. Our goal for this online giving campaign is $7,500 (one thenth of the total need).
Would you consider giving a one-time financial gift toward this project? We believe by God’s grace and the generosity of people like you, we can reach our fundraising goal and complete this project in 2019. Your gift will help our whole congregation be able to gather, young and old, side by side, worshipping the Lord together—a rich heritage and a sturdy future.
Blessings in Christ,
Mount Pleasant Bible Church