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.
Thanks to all for your continued support of our building campaign! As of May 2022 we have received $1,136,513.79 towards our total cost of $1,787,628.29! God bless you for your continued generosity and support!
Total income to December 31, 2021
Transfer from Repair and Renovation fund of AW $54,334.00
Insurance money $1,176.31
Grant money for Accessibility doors $15,000.00
Pledged Money Donated to campaign $872,886.70
Other Donations $126,254.99
Total amount for the New Horizons renovation $1,069,652.00
Total costs to 26 January 2022 incurred on project including furnishings:
Building Permit $9,271.50
Hobin Architectural services $130,284.22
TALCO construction and Management $1,525,202.40
Audio-Visual and Internet Hub $62,623.16
Miscellaneous (campaign coach, furniture, café equipment) $60,247.01
Total on renovation costs $ 1,787,628.29
ALL MAIN-FLOOR ENTRANCES ARE NOW FULLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
Larger doors and push-button access at all main-floor 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 ensures 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 now have a new café area, fireside lounge, and reduced cloak room to 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 allows 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
With the old stage removed from the Evergreen Hall (former Fellowship Hall) we now have a new hidden storage area for tables, chairs, and equipment. The emergency exit in the Evergreen Hall is also now safer and easier to navigate.
UPGRADED FEATURES IN OUR KITCHEN
We have a new commercial dishwasher for rapid cleaning, a new stove and exhaust area, and quicker and more efficient access to hot water!
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. This includes a basketball net and painted lines on the flooring for sports usage.
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.
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.
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Thank-you for your Building Campaign Support.