SRBC Community Ministry Center Update
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On May 21, 2017 we celebrated the official groundbreaking of the SRBC Community Ministry Center. It was overwhelming to see so many current and former church members and friends come out and support this endeavor. I think of you all often and it meant a lot to me to see the various people the church has touched, so for those of you who were able to attend, thank you! You are what made the day special.
To get you up to speed on what’s been happening since our last letter went out in April, here are some key points:
- Demolition of an adjacent home owned by the church and initial excavation for the new building began in May.
- Due to negotiations with the City of Cleveland regarding permits and changes to the initial plans, construction stalled briefly, these changes increased costs by about $350,000.
- We are continuing forward in faith that God already knew this would happen, He has brought us this far, and that He will continue to guide us.
- Construction resumed in August and it has been incredible to see the foundations laid.
One area we have been looking to make up for the increased costs is in seeking donations of materials from several suppliers for the project. We have been working on this much of the summer alongside the construction company, CPK. We will also be seeking in-kind donations of labor.
Additionally, much like when building a new house, the building will be “empty” when it is finished. Examples of needs for the Ministry Center will include:
- Furniture – tables, chairs, desks, etc.
- Security System
- Sports equipment – basketball hoops, balls, volleyball nets, etc.
We will be working to secure donations of these items as well to help with the costs. If you know of anyone who might be willing to help, please let us know.
I thank you for your continued prayers for this project. Please pray for myself, our church leadership, and our congregation as we move forward, for us to continue to grow together as a body, and to have wisdom, perseverance and endurance in this race God has set before us. James 1:2-4
Pastor Joe Abraham
From the presentation “Scranton Road Bible Church Master Plan for Expansion”
Parallel Partners Architectural Construction
CPK Construction – Chris Kontur
Doty & Miller Architects – Bill Doty