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-Updated October 2018

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 $59,000.

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 $ 40,000. The total of the two projects is approximately $99,000. Please note that all these quotes were submitted in the spring of 2016.

At the 2017 Fall Business Meeting, those present approved to begin fundraising $120,000 as a goal for all three roofs. As we enter 2018 we are thrilled at the response to our roof projects. As of September 19, 2018 we have currently raise just about $55,000 for the first set of roofs and booked with a company to have these done mid September. We trust the remaining amount of funds will be in place by then.

We are asking those that attend First Baptist Church and consider it to be their home 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