June 17, 2018
Dear Fellow Members of Hope,
Greetings in the Name of Our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
At the October 2017 Voters Assembly, voters approved a plan to fully enclose the FLC
handicap ramp. In early 2018 the Building Committee, the Trustees, and several other groups
saw a need to improve our other handicap ramp at the Chapel entrance.
At the May 2018 Voters Assembly, voters approved a new plan to make improvements to
both ramps. The combined projects could realize the church some cost savings through the
How do we pay for these improvements? Our building fund contains only $10,000. Church
Council has discussed 3 ways to obtain the additional funds:
1) Take funds from other accounts with voter approval.
2) Borrow money by increasing our mortgage.
3) Ask members to contribute to the building fund.
Council decided to give the congregation an opportunity to make a special donation to defray
the cost of the handicap ramps enclosure project. This is a relatively short-term project, the
hope being that the improvements will be completed by the end of the year.
This special donation would, of course, be over and above your regular commitment to
Hope's ministries, and also any pledge you have made to HWS/HHS.
Please prayerfully consider making a donation towards this much-needed project! If you
decide that you can step up to this special opportunity, please use the beige envelope,
labeled "Handicap Ramp Improvements." Envelopes are in the attendance folder.
The attached Question and Answer trifold contains a complete explanation and description of
the ramp modifications.
Serving and working together in Christ,
Hope's Stewardship Team