Welcome to the housewarming party!
In June, Church of the Resurrection will move into a new ministry home that includes “The Foundry” fellowship hall, worship space, classrooms for adult programs, kitchen facilities and space for our Matthew’s Ministry special needs.
These spaces will be vital tools for our ministry and mission, helping people connect with God and with one another. In this space, we will welcome thousands of new people to connect in Christian fellowship, grow in faith, experience healing and hope, and change the world.
The building is nearing completion, but we still need the finishing touches – things like furniture and equipment that will make the building a welcoming home. By providing a “housewarming gift,” those who were not able to participate in the capital campaign can still be part of this important moment in the life of our church and invest in ministry that will transform lives for years to come!
Every gift to the Housewarming Fund will be used to purchase equipment and furniture for the Commons, Matthew’s Ministry, Adult Classrooms, Kitchen and Foundry Hall.
Give a Housewarming Gift to Invest in the Future
You have the opportunity to give a one-time donation to represent an item – a housewarming gift – that will be used for ministry in the new space. Simply fill out this giving form to begin!
Ways you can Help Finish the Foundry
Below are just a few examples of the items, at a variety of prices, that would make great housewarming gifts. Your one-time donation represents a gift of one of these items or a comparable item that will be used for ministry in the new space.
Classroom Chairs: $50
For Bible Study, Care Night and Adult Sunday School (30 per classroom)
Classroom Technology: $800
TV monitors and equipment for lessons and presentations
Spatulas, Ladles and Whisks: $5
Equip the kitchen
80 Qt. Stock Pots: $50
For soups, stews and chili
Commercial Kitchen Blender: $400
Appliances for food preparation
Round Tables for Fellowship: $250
Used to host dinners and life-changing discussions
Fellowship Hall Chairs: $85 each
For worship, fellowship, growth and care
Communion Ware: $60
For worship services held in the Foundry
Purpose, Vision and Journey: $180
Sponsor installation for one word of our defining statements
Soft Seating: $850
For the balcony overlooking the Commons
Mission Collection Bin: $275
Support the generous impact of in-kind donations
Children’s Play Area
1 Foot of Slide: $500
Purchase one foot of the slide that every kid will love
Marquee KiDSCOR Sign: $1000
Welcome children by sponsoring one letter
Bakery Cooling Rack: $500
Job training supplies for our Sonflower Bakers
Therapeutic Cuddle Swing: $250
A specialty calming seat for children with special needs
Café Tables: $500
Create a place for conversation
Fireplace Arm Chairs: $850
Cozy furniture that draws people into the café
Why “The Foundry”?
In November of 1739, John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, preached outdoors to 7-8,000 people at the former site of a cannon foundry that was dilapidated and in disrepair. The building was purchased and renovated to become the home of Methodism in London for the next 38 years. A new society was founded at the renovated building, now known as the Foundry.
At the Foundry in the 1740s, Wesley preached, held prayer meetings and taught classes. Wesley and the Methodists also used this ministry tool to heed Jesus’ call to love your neighbors as yourselves. Through the Foundry they began providing basic medical care to the poor, started a school for poor children who roamed the streets, leased two houses for poor and elderly widows and started a fund to make small loans to help people get back on their feet.
The items will be purchased to help us fulfill our purpose and maximize the opportunity to welcome, connect, disciple and serve thousands of people. By contributing to this fund, you are making a tangible difference and also reducing the church’s debt for the project’s finishing touches. For questions or more information, contact Debi Nixon.