*UPDATE 1/12/2020: We needed to raise $30,000 to fund this project and God delivered to us $32,158! Our God is good and generous and powerful. Thank you to everyone who was involved in this project. We look forward to updating you with information regarding the actual work being done soon!
The two HVAC units that control the heat for the south side of our building have been up on the roof for almost 20 years. That's 20 hard Chicago winters and summers they have endured and they have both been serviced and cared for often, but as it goes with mechanical devices, all things come to an end. Both units need to be replaced so we can continue to have heat and air conditioning on the half of the building that hosts our cafe area as well as our children's ministry. This is no small task as it involves a complete replacement of units, stands, and some rooftop work to be done as well.
With the need to do repairs of this magnitude comes a financial need. The cost for the work to be done is $30,000.
It is with all of this in mind that we ask you to prayerfully consider financially contributing to the cost of these repairs. The elders of the church have set a goal to raise the needed amount by the end of January 2020. We have already seen God bless us in this process by connecting us with a building contractors willing to work with us in payment plan options, praise God!
We see this situation not as a burden, or hardship but rather an opportunity to see our faith tested and strengthened by God. It’s a chance for us to put our faith and trust in God to work in a real and practical way. We often say here at CF that if we can trust God with our place in eternity, we can trust him with our checking accounts; this is an opportunity for us to put that into practice.
CF has been a light in this community since the 1930s, loving, serving, and adapting to the neighborhood over the years. We stand on the shoulders of faithful men and women who sacrificed to preserve this building so that the Gospel would continue to be preached. Now it is our turn to join them in being faithful to the work God has called us to do.
We would like to invite you to be part of what God is doing here in Roscoe Village through Christian Fellowship Free Church by prayerfully giving to help us repair the building. You can give in a variety of ways:
1. Join us on a Sunday for worship at 10:30am and give in person during the service.
2. Mail a check made out to Christian Fellowship Free Church to 3425 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60618.
Be sure to mark in the memo line “Building Fund”
3. Give online below
If you are unable to give at this time, please join us in prayer that God would be glorified, magnified, and lifted up through this season and long after through the work and ministry of Christian Fellowship Free Church.