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 FOR GOD'S KINGDOM 

We are experiencing a new season of trust and dependence on God and believe that this will be a time when people come to faith in Jesus and grow deeper spiritually.

 

 FOR OUR COMMUNITY 

We believe that these renovations will allow us to minister more effectively to our community for years to come.

 

 FOR THE NEXT GENERATION 

There is a new generation ready to take its rightful place. We want to lead this church into a better place than when it began. We are creating a legacy of faith and trust for the next generation.

 

 

 

ALL ENTRANCES WILL BE FULLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE  

Larger doors and push-button access at all building entrances will ensure legal compliance with the 2025 Ontario Accessibility Action Plan.


AIR CONDITIONING IN EVERGREEN HALL AND CREEKSIDE ROOM

This will create a more comfortable and inviting space for church and community events in the heat of the summer. (Note: Evergreen Hall is the new name for former Fellowship Hall, the Creekside Room is the new name for former Youth Area)


NEW SOUNDPROOFED FLOORING AND CEILING

This will ensure that functions can run concurrently in the Evergreen Hall and in the Creekside Room below with no noise or vibration, increasing usage. (Note: Evergreen Hall is the new name for former Fellowship Hall, the Creekside Room is the new name for former Youth Area)


NEW WHITE PINE CAFÉ IN LOBBY

We are creating a café area and reducing the cloak room footprint. This will create a more welcoming environment for newcomers and provide a modern and comfortable space for fellowship, discussion, and small groups.


LARGER WINDOWS IN LOBBY, EVERGREEN HALL, AND CREEKSIDE ROOM

This will allow for more natural light, provide openness and visibility to our community looking inward, and will constantly remind us that we are called to love and disciple those around us as we look outward. (Note: Evergreen Hall is the new name for former Fellowship Hall, the Creekside Room is the new name for former Youth Area)


 

SLIDING GLASS DOOR PANELS AT ENTRANCE TO EVERGREEN HALL

The Evergreen Hall (former Fellowship Hall) can remain private for separate meetings and activities, but the entrance can also be opened wider for easier accessibility, increasing the fellowship space in the lobby and accommodating larger numbers.


REMOVAL OF OLD STAGE IN EVERGREEN HALL TO INCREASE STORAGE AND ACCESSIBILITY

This will make the emergency exit from the Evergreen Hall (former Fellowship Hall) safer to navigate and create a hidden storage area for tables, chairs, and equipment.


UPGRADED FEATURES IN OUR KITCHEN

This will include a commercial dishwasher for rapid cleaning, a new stove and exhaust area, quicker and more efficient access to hot water, and a pass-through window.


 

SPORTS AND AUDIO/VISUAL UPGRADES IN THE EVERGREEN HALL

This will enable us to show video presentations and improve the audio in the Evergreen Hall (former Fellowship Hall) for meetings and events as well as increasing options for sports activities.

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Please visit our BUILDING FAQ page for answers to some frequently asked questions.

 

 

 

As a result of the 2018 tornado that significantly damaged our church building, the church's insurance policy has covered the entire roof reconstruction (approx. $600,000) for the Evergreen Hall (former Fellowship Hall).  Insurance has also provided us with approx. $31,000 for minimal repairs to the Evergreen Hall (former Fellowship Hall) and Creekside Room (former Youth Area) for carpet, paint, ceiling tiles etc.

The Board determined that simply restoring the Evergreen Hall (built nearly 50 years ago) to its pre-tornado condition was not a long-term viable option for the church building. Given that the Evergreen Hall would be under major construction for tornado damage repairs, the Board decided to explore potential renovation options and overdue upgrades to the building, including improvements that will ensure it meets new Ontario accessibility standards.

Following the 2018 tornado, we surveyed the congregation to determine what the needs of the church were, and hired an architect to develop design plans for this project. These architectural designs/depictions are represented in the photos on this page.

Please visit our BUILDING FAQ page for answers to some frequently asked questions.

 

 

 

Thanks to all for your continued support of our building campaign! As of March, 2021 we have $1,003,030 pledged towards our building campaign and have already received $737,610.18 towards our goal! God bless you for your generosity and support!

...and the walls came tumbling down! In a safe controlled manner of course! If you've been to the Church, you've noticed some major changes to the building already. Exterior bricks are gone to open up for new windows, framing is up for new walls and entrances, and flooring in the Evergreen Hall now has two secure layers of plywood, 8-inch acoustical batting underneath, and resilient channeling to aid in sound-proofing. Eventually two more layers will complete the finished tile flooring and two layers of drywall will complete the ceiling underneath in the Creekside Room. The wall to create the end storage area  in the Evergreen Hall now has 2” by 4”s right to the peak. The South wall also has 2” by 4”s so that insulation can be installed. The construction teams are in full swing and work is progressing well. Check out the progress on our Facebook page or down below in our photo gallery.

Thank you for your continued financial support and prayer support!  

Please visit our BUILDING FAQ page for answers to some frequently asked questions.

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We cannot all give the same amount, but we can all sacrifice in the same way. Sacrifice involves choosing to give up something we value in order to give to a greater purpose. Our giving to God is NEVER motivated by guilt or coercion, but by a genuine desire to partner with God in His work in our world. We believe that through your faithfulness, we will see God do amazing things in us and through us for years to come! If you would be interested in receiving a campaign packet (including a pledge card), we would love to mail one out to you! Please contact info@arlingtonwoods.ca to request one!

 

 PRAY 

This is the first and most important step in preparing your heart to respond to God's call to action. Pray: "God, what would you have me give over the next two years to the NEW HORIZON campaign?"

 

 PREPARE 

Prepare to give sacrificially. Remember, these are gifts above and beyond your regular financial giving (tithing). Think in terms of what you can give up in order to reach our community and beyond for Jesus. Decide what your two-year giving pledge should be.

 

 PARTICIPATE 

We are now 1/3 of the way towards the end of our campaign! If you are new to our church or haven't yet made a financial pledge towards our renovation, please prayerfully consider doing so. A little consistency builds into a size-able amount. Each of us can give far more than we think possible by giving over a two-year period (see the giving chart below).

The amount you pledge would be over and above your regular general fund giving. In our campaign brochure you can fill out the pledge card, seal it in the enclosed envelope and place it in the offering plate or drop it off/mail it to the church office. Because the privacy of your pledge is important to us, only two authorized individuals will have access to your pledge information. God bless you for supporting this exciting project! See below for the available ways that you can start giving.

 

 

 

 

We have many ways that you can give to support our renovation project:

 

 CASH OR CHEQUE:  Specifically designate your donation "BUILDING CAMPAIGN" on an offering envelope or on the cheque memo. Donations can be placed in the offering on a Sunday morning or dropped by/mailed to the church office: Arlington Woods Church, 225 McClellan Rd, Nepean, Ontario,  K2H 8N5. Tax receipts are provided for all donations at year-end as long as we've been given your appropriate information (name and address).

 

 ONLINE GIVING:   CLICK HERE to give a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation to our building campaign by credit card or bank withdrawal.

Video Tutorials for Online giving:

How to donate online using a Credit Card; How to donate online using withdrawals from your Bank Account; How to set up a Recurring Donation online. Note: The videos demonstrate how to give to our general fund or benevolent fund only. You can, however, follow the same steps to give to our building campaign here.

 

 OTHER WAYS TO GIVE:  Donations of stocks, bonds, securities, real estate, or other assets can be an effective way to give. You can also donate a gift in kind or give income from savings, tax refunds, bonuses, or dividends. Please contact our treasurer at treasurer@arlingtonwoods.ca about these other giving options.

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Pastor Mike Hogeboom, Lead Pastor- mike@arlingtonwoods.ca

 

Scott Isaac, Campaign Director, fundraising@arlingtonwoods.ca

 

Dan McEwen, Chair of Church Renovation Committee (CRC), renovation@arlingtonwoods.ca

 

You can make an easy and secure online Building Campaign donation here.

Please fill in the form accurately so that your donation can be readily processed and for year-end tax receipting purposes.

While you will receive a confirmation email from donate@arlingtonwoods.ca for your donation, this is for reference purposes only and not your official receipt.

Thank-you for your Building Campaign Support.

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Here are some photos of the renovation progress happening at our church as well as some older historical photos of how our church building has changed over the years.

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March 2021- Preparing the wall in the old coat area for new windows.
March 2021- Preparing the wall in the old coat area for new windows.
March 2021- New entrance to Evergreen Hall
March 2021- New framing for windows and doors.
March 2021- Framing around window in Evergreen Hall
March 2021- New entrance to Evergreen Hall
March 2021- Framing over brick wall in Evergreen Hall.
March 2021- Holes to raise pipes in Creekside Room.
March 2021- Scaffolding along kitchen entrance in Evergreen Hall.
March 2021- Scaffolding along new storage area in Evergreen Hall.
March 2021- Strapping for new ceiling in Creekside Room.
March 2021- A look at the three windows that will be replaced with one larger window in the Evergreen Hall.
March 2021- The wall to the left of the new entrance to Evergreen Hall.
February 2021- Insulation in ceiling of Creekside Room
February 2021- Boxing in Support Beam in Creekside Room
February 2021- Insulation in ceiling of Creekside Room
February 2021- Insulation in ceiling of Creekside Room
February 2021- Insulation in ceiling of Creekside Room
February 2021- Plywood flooring in Evergreen Hall
February 2021- Heating Registers removed in Evergreen Hall
February 2021- Heating Registers removed in Evergreen Hall
February 2021- New storage room in Evergreen Hall
February 2021- New storage room in Evergreen Hall
February 2021- New storage room in Evergreen Hall
February 2021- New drainage in lobby.
February 2021- New plumbing for White Pine Cafe
January 2021- The view from the Evergreen Hall into the lobby.
February 2021- Main Floor Washrooms
February 2021- Main Floor Washrooms
February 2021- Main Floor Washrooms
February 2021- Work in the Creekside Room
February 2021- Work in the Creekside Room
February 2021- Work in the Creekside Room
February 2021- Preparing to build the new ceiling in the Creekside Room.
February 2021- Work in the Creekside Room
February 2021- Work in the Creekside Room
February 2021- Pastor Lynda
February 2021- The front windows in the lobby.
February 2021- Front Entrance facing McClellan.
February 2021- Front Entrance facing McClellan.
February 2021- The Evergreen Hall
February 2021-A view of the lobby.
February 2021- A view of the lobby
February 2021- Removing bricks to install new windows.
February 2021- Removing bricks to install new windows.
February 2021- Removing bricks to install new windows.
February 2021- Work in the lobby.
January 2021- The cloak room area.
January 2021-The cloak room area.
January 2021- A view of the work being done in the Creekside Room (youth area).
January 2021- Overhauling the kitchen.
January 2021- Overhauling the kitchen.
January 2021-Overhauling the kitchen.
January 2021- The White Pine Cafe area and main entrance.
January 2021- The White Pine Cafe area and main entrance.
January 2021- The wall between the lobby and Evergreen Hall being removed.
January, 2021- The main floor washrooms.
January, 2021- The main floor washrooms.
January, 2021- The storage area between the main-floor washrooms.
January, 2021- A bridge in the Evergreen Hall.
January, 2021- The old stage area in the Evergreen Hall has been completely removed!
January, 2021- The flooring of the Evergreen Hall being torn up to see the Creekside Room (youth area below).
January, 2021- The flooring of the Evergreen Hall being torn up to see the Creekside Room (youth area below).
January, 2021- Building supplies have arrived.
January, 2021- Building supplies have arrived.
Building a wall in the lobby to start renovations as a part of our New Horizon Campaign. October, 2020
Building a wall in the lobby to start renovations as a part of our New Horizon Campaign. October, 2020
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 21, 2018
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 21, 2018
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 21, 2018
Rebuilding the roof, December 4, 2018
Tarp is put on roof, Sept. 25, 2018
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 22, 2018
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 22, 2018
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 22, 2018
The Fellowship Hall is watertight, June, 2019
Finishing the roof, August 2019
Finishing the roof, August 2019
Sanctuary interior (Taken in 2016)
Completed church exterior (Taken in 2016)
Front of sanctuary, February 1991
Balcony under construction, Spring 1991
Interior of new sanctuary, August 1990
New addition under construction, Spring 1989
New sanctuary under construction, Spring 1989
Church Sanctuary (our current Fellowship Hall), Spring 1989
Church under construction, October 1972
Church under construction, August 1972
Church under construction, August 1972
Ground Breaking Ceremony at 225 McClellan, June 4 1972