We are currently running a fundraising campaign for the construction of our new kitchen! Our fundraising campaign runs from October 16th until December 31, 2022. Our goal is to raise $50,000 throughout the rest of the year. Contributions into 2023 will be accepted but please contact the office. If you have any questions about donations or pledges, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a note/memo that your donation or pledge is for the Kitchen
Firstly, community happens at the table, and food is an important part of living and worshipping with others.
Secondly, our previous kitchen did not meet building and food preparation codes, meaning that we were not able to use our kitchen in any capacity, including for ministry.
Bringing the space up to code, allowing the space to function as designed, and providing us the opportunity to minister and build community over food are the main reasons.
We certainly have plans, but we would also like to hear from you! Please get in touch with us and let us know how you think the new kitchen should be used (email@example.com).
Now that we have a functioning kitchen, we are able to include it to rentals our Hall for wedding receptions and community events, and we are able to include food for our own functions.
A commercial kitchen such as ours certainly comes at an expense, especially with buildings as old as ours and rising costs of labour and materials. With all of this in mind, we budgeted the entire project to cost approximately $225,000 with the understanding that this amount might be exceeded -- most of this budget was funded from the sale of our land to the City of Edmonton. In actuality it ended up costing $244,000, approx. 8% above our projections.
Nope! All work has been completed and everything has been paid for from our reserve funds. This fundraiser is to replenish those reserve funds.
As part of our Kitchen Fundraiser, Rev. Myron cooked a Roast Beef dinner along with a wonderful team of volunteers. Suggested donation amount was $100, but no gift was too small so that any who wished to come were able to. Registration was required and there was limited capacity. This event was held in the Hall on December 3rd. Registration opened Sunday, November 20, 2022 and closed at noon on Wednesday, Nov 30.