Dear River Rock Church Family and Friends,
Last year, 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 $150,000 to pay down the mortgage and placed $16,791 into the facilities fund of our church budget. Currently, we have a remaining mortgage on the land we own of $235,000 at 3% interest.
The Facilities Team, together with the Elder Board, is asking our church family to help us pay off the land and fund future expenses by the end of 2017; this total amount is $275,000. By paying off the land by year-end 2017, we will save our church thousands of dollars in interest expense and be debt-free. By raising some money for future expenses, we will provide a financial base for our future with this land.
Accordingly, we are beginning a formal campaign to raise these funds. We ask that you prayerfully consider what you are able to give to the 2017 Land Campaign above and beyond your typical tithing to River Rock Church. We know that 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 the church by mail or in the offering boxes. Commit Cards will also be availlable at the Info Table on Sundays.
Also below, you will finda link to a 2017 Land Campaign FAQ document.
If you prefer to give online, options are avaliable 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 Dave Tuit, the 2017 Land Campaign Chair, about any additional questions or comments you may have (Djtuit@yahoo.com, 616-460-4178).
Thank you for praying and giving in support of River Rock Church’s “Prayerfully, connect, grow, serve” mission and the 2017 Land Campaign.
Scott Robinson, Chair, River Rock Board of Elders
On behalf of the Elders and the 2017 Land Campaign Team
Land Campaign Online Giving Options
Online giving is avaliable to support the Land 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.