Dear River Rock Church Family and Friends:
In 2016, River Rock Church was provided a timely and remarkable opportunity to purchase 20 acres of land adjoining Rockford Christian School. We are deeply grateful for God's provision of this land, which provides a place and a future opportunity to support our church's mission to help people "prayerfully connect to Jesus, grow in Jesus and serve with Jesus."
Since the time of the purchase, the Elder Board authorized and executed parceling off and selling a home that was on three acres of the land. From that sale, they used the $150,000 to pay down the mortgage to $235,000 and placed $16,791 into the Facilities Fund of our church budget.
In May 2017, the Facilities Team, with the support of River Rock Church Elders, launched a $275,000 Greenbacks for Grounds campaign to fully pay off the mortgage and build a reserve in the Facilities Fund to pay for future taxes and any future studies needed before any building would start. Since the May 2107 launch, we have received $218,364 plus $30,000 in matching gifts, which we expect to receive shortly. This will put total giving at $248,364 and will enable us to fully pay off the mortgage as well as add approximately $13,000 into the Facilities Fund.
The Facilities Team, together with the Elder Board, sincerely thank all of those who have contributed to this campaign and praise God for your and His generosity. We now ask that you help us finish the first initial step of eventually having our own building by helping raise the slightly less than $27,000 needed to reach the original $275,000 Greenbacks for Grounds goal. Additionally, we have $12,375 in outstanding pledges although $5,850 is from pledges that were supposed to have been paid by 2017. Assuming these pledges will not be given, that leaves us with pledges since August 2018 of $6,525 or a total of donations plus pledges of approximately $255,000. In other words, we only have $20,0000 left to fully complete our Greenbacks for Grounds campaign!
We ask that you prayerfully consider what you are able to give to the Greenbacks for Grounds campaign above and beyond your typical tithing to River Rock. We know everyone is blessed differently, and we ask that any gift you are able to make to this campaign is based on prayer and reflection.
Below, you will find a link to a Commit Card. After prayerful reflection, we ask that you complete the card and return it to church by mail or in the offering boxes on Sundays. Commit Cards are also available at the Info Table on Sundays.
Also, below, you will find a link to a Greenbacks for Grounds campaign FAQ document.
If you prefer to give online, options are available to do so either by setting up a one time gift or recurring gifts. Links to online giving can be found below.
With any additional questions, please feel free to contact Jeff Yonker, the Greenbacks for Grounds Campaign Chair (email@example.com).
Thank you for praying and giving in support of River Rock Church's Prayerfully connect, grow, serve mission and the Greenbacks for Grounds campaign.
Jeff Yonker, Chair, Facilities Fund, Member, Elder Board
Land Campaign Online Giving Options
Online giving is avaliable to support the Greenbacks for Grounds Campaign. These gifts can be set up as one-time gifts or as recurring gifts. To set up online giving for this Campaign, click one of the links blow.