REACHBy Jane Stricklin

Last month we announced that the congregation reached a milestone in giving to REACH as donations surpassed the amount promised through pledges.  This was a real “Praise God” moment because the total cost of renovating the building, which also includes roof repair and replacement, a bathroom in the basement, air conditioning in the education wing, and some new sound and lighting, will exceed $1,010,000!

You see on the chart below that we have received a total of $734,334 in contributions for REACH church renovation.  THANK YOU for your faithfulness in giving. Our church is reaching out and touching lives for Christ.   No gift is too small, and it’s never too late to begin giving to REACH.

Reach chart 6-19-17

Almost all of the funds collected so far are from members and friends of Chatham UMC who simply give faithfully and consistently.  The people who are funding the renovation are the people who sing in the choir or sit next to you in Sunday School or church.  It’s little children who place coins in a REACH envelope, retirees who write checks to REACH, working families who give to REACH monthly through automatic withdrawal, and people who have recently joined our congregation.  In other words, it’s just us trying to be faithful to God’s voice.