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2 million!

February 26th, 2006 at 08:29 pm

The church we go to has a goal of raising 2 million to build a new sanctuary, I agree it is a need, their current one is too small, but I also don't see how they are going to get 2 million in addition to their monthly expenses!

One family talked about 10K extra for a couple families (2mil/10K = 500 families)

There are not 500 families in the church! There are prolly not 500 active members! I really think some common sense frugality is in order, but no one asked me.

4 Responses to “2 million!”

  1. contrary1 Says:

    Time to get on the church board?? It does sound like a lofty goal. I'm a firm believer in prayer, but I think church's need to look at want vs need, just like individuals do.

  2. baselle Says:

    Where are they putting the money once they get it? Hopefully not under the pastor's mattress! Smile They're going to want to put it in a spot where it can earn a little interest.
    Also, it looks like they are trying to straight pay it via the collection plate, but maybe that's not the case. There are a lot of fundraising events that the church can do. Be kinda interesting if your church did the 20$ challenge, scaled up a bit.
    I agree with getting in on the church board.

  3. cercis Says:

    That certainly sounds excessive to me. Is your current sanctuary really too small? Is there anyway they could redo the seating arrangements to get more space? I've noticed that many churches have empty spaces in their sanctuaries which aren't needed but could be used for another row of pews.

    It really bothers me that churches are using so much money which would be better put towards helping the needy in their community.

  4. PrincessPerky Says:

    I am not even a member, so I can't be on the board, but I really think the 'nice' church plans are a little out of scope for the congregation. But hey no one asked me.

    I did ask about fundraisers, and they don't like asking for outside help, which iss cool really, just doesn't mesh with a 2million dollar church!

    I seriously was thinking of suggestion the 20$ challenge, or at least this site for them! I think it would be cute if the members decided to try it and put the savings into the building fund, but I highly doubp it, they are in a rather higher income area than DH and I can even fake (we are out of income here, much less there!)

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