Because we cherish the Word at HFBC we are committed to the scriptural mandate of making sure that everything we do is done for the glory of the Lord (Colossians 3:23). That means that when we gather to worship, it is to glorify God; when we support missional needs in our community or around the world, it is to glorify God; when we share the gospel, it is to point people to the the glory of God; and even when we fellowship, play, or enjoy the company of other believers we do so in order to glorify our Lord!
The Major Repair Fund at HFBC is our primary means of maintaining, expanding, and upgrading the facilities that God has blessed us with. In recent years we have been fortunate to have sufficient funds to replace the roof on our educational building, install tile on the first and second floors, replace an aging sound system in the sanctuary, as well as several other necessary upgrades throughout our facility. These repairs/upgrades however have nearly depleted our Major Repair Fund and we have three small projects that need attention this year; projects that will allow us to continue ministering to our congregation and that will help us to glorify God by more effectively reaching new people. Please pray about contributing to the “What Ever You Do” capital campaign to complete the following projects:
Fellowship Hall Kitchen Renovation Completion: For nearly 20 years faithful volunteers have been preparing meals to the glory of God for our church body every Wednesday evening. These meals are a great time of fellowship and a wonderful point of entry for new families to become a part of the HFBC family. The kitchen is also used in preparing food for various banquets, meetings, monthly senior adult activities, bereavement meals for grieving families, and all kinds of celebrations regarding our church family.
Earlier this year phase one of this renovation was completed with the purchase of new appliances so the remaining need is for the replacement of the aging cabinetry and an upgrade of the sinks/plumbing. The total need for this project is approximately $40,000.
Playground Surface Upgrade: About 10 years ago HFBC was blessed with a donation from generous members allowing our children to be blessed with a wonderful playground. Hundreds of kids from HFBC and First Kids Preschool have made great memories while playing safely for the glory of God on this equipment.
The current need for the playground is an upgrade of the protective ground covering. The current rubber mulch is aging and has become an issue of safety/sanitation. Cats in the area have begun to use the mulch as a “litter box” and the nature of the mulch itself lends to the collection of dirt and grime. We have a young Eagle Scout who has volunteered his time and effort to help us oversee the installation of a solid poured rubber surface on our playground like the one on the new playground in Central Park. He will likely however need our help in funding this project as it will have a total cost of around $15,000.
Auxiliary Kitchen Remodel: We are blessed to have a second kitchen in our facility that is commonly known as the “old fellowship hall” kitchen or the “Hispanic” kitchen. This kitchen is used weekly by our Hispanic Ministry to glorify God through weekly fellowships following their services and is also regularly used when multiple events are scheduled in our facility.
The need in this kitchen involves cabinet remodeling/painting, new hardware, new countertops, and drywall repairs. The estimated cost for work needed in this area is $10,000.
Help our members and visitors fellowship over a meal to the glory of God! Help our children play to the glory of God! Give generously to the “Whatever You Do” Capital Campaign and help us reach our goal of $70,000 which will allow us to complete these needed ministry upgrades in our facility. Any funds collected in excess of what is needed to complete these 3 projects will be added to the Major Repair Fund for future facility needs.