October 2, 2016

Tithes, Donations & Special Projects

First Baptist is registered with CanadaHelps.org to provide secure and convenient online payments.  If you have any specific instructions for how you would like your offering designated, let us know by selecting “General Budget”, then provide additional instructions  in the “Message for Penticton First Baptist”.

CanadaHelps.org will provide you with a tax receipt and you will see Canada Helps on your credit or bank statement, however your donation will be received by First Baptist.  Thousands of registered charities in Canada (including many churches) use Canadahelps.org. If you have any questions about online giving or how the online tools are managed please give us a call.

Roof Project

There are two flat roofs; the first extending from the south double doors of the main hallway to the north entrance and the gym including bathrooms and all offices. The second roof includes the east main entrance to the boardroom and bathrooms. These two roofs need immediate attention. The expected cost to replace these two roofs will be about $56,000. This will be a Torch-On roof.

The second phase will be to replace the existing cement shingles on the sanctuary roof. These are original tiles from 1967 and are very heavy. The roof is bowing due to the weight of these tiles but isn’t a safety concern. The tiles would be replaced with asphalt shingles costing about $35,000. The total of the two projects is approximately $91,000. Please note that all these quotes were submitted in the spring of 2016.

At the Fall Business Meeting, those present approved to begin fundraising $120,000 as a goal for all three roofs. The price will have gone up by the time we have money in place. This is a large amount of money to raise, however, we do need to maintain our building. Once we reach 30% of the $55,000 about $16,000, we can start on the replacement of the two flat roofs.

We are asking those that attend First Baptist Church and consider it to be their church to help raise these funds. If you would like to give toward the roof project you can by designating “Roof Project” on your envelope during our Sunday morning service. Or you can give online through Canada Helps, below you can connect directly to Canada Helps and give designating funds to the “Other” category and making a note that the funds go to the “Roof Project”.

Thank you, The Board