The ESUMC leadership team has made the decision to raise funds for the purchase of additional chairs for our Sanctuary. Our attendance fluctuates quite a lot, but the high levels of our current attendance run as high as 40. With only 50 chairs in our sanctuary, this does not leave much room, and we want to be prepared for God to send others to worship with us. Therefore, the church leadership team would like to ask for donations to be made to this project.
Main Goal: The leadership team agrees that we need a minimum of 22-24 additional chairs. Each chair, of the same type as our current chairs, cost approximately 3,500 CZK (at the 2016 price level). This brings the total cost to approximately 84,000 CZK. The good news is that we have already raised approx. 62,000 CZK. Therefore, we need to raise approximately 22,000 CZK to make this purchase.
Second-Level Goal: It has been suggested by at least one leadership team member that if we are able to raise substantially more than 22,000 CZK, new opportunities arise. If we are able to raise enough money to buy 46-50 chairs, this would allow for better use of the capacity in our building. This would enable us to have enough chairs in storage to accommodate large crowds for special events, the possibility of future church growth, and provide for the possibility of renting out our facility to larger groups.
It is wonderful that God is blessing our church with an attendance high enough to need additional chairs. This is exactly the kind of project every church wishes to have. Please consider what you can do to help. If you decide to give us a special donation for chairs, please send your donation to the ESUMC bank account (FIO, 2001524526/2010); use variable symbol 444 and use the word “chairs” in the message. For other ways to give, see our giving page.