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"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!

Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland".

Isaiah 43:18-19

 

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 FELLOWSHIP HALL AND YOUTH AREA 

This will create a more comfortable and inviting space for church and community events in the heat of the summer.

 

NEW SOUNDPROOFED FELLOWSHIP HALL FLOORING AND YOUTH AREA CEILING 

This will ensure that functions can run concurrently in the Fellowship Hall and in the Youth Area below with no noise or vibration, increasing usage.

 

NEW CAFE IN LOBBY WITH REDUCED 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, FELLOWSHIP HALL, AND YOUTH AREA 

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.

 

SLIDING GLASS DOOR PANELS AT ENTRANCE TO FELLOWSHIP HALL 

The 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 FELLOWSHIP HALL TO INCREASE STORAGE AND ACCESSIBILITY 

This will make the emergency exit from the 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 FELLOWSHIP HALL 

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

 

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

 

 

 

The church's insurance policy has paid for the entire roof reconstruction (approx. $600,000) and have provided us with approx. $31,000 for minimal repairs to the Fellowship Hall and Youth Area (carpet, paint, ceiling tiles).

The Board determined that simply restoring the Fellowship 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 Fellowship 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.

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

 

 

 

Our fundraising goal for this renovation, including design and consultant fees is $975,000.

This is needed above the approx. $31,000 that our insurance company has given us for basic repairs. We believe that God is in the middle of these plans and that through our united faith, God will provide the means for the appropriate dollars needed. We believe our goal is attainable and we would like to avoid a mortgage unless absolutely necessary to finish the work. Based on the fundraising consultants' analysis of the church’s finances and giving history, we believe our stated goal of $975,000 is very achievable over the planned 3-year fundraising period.

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

 

 

 

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!

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 course of three 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 with your spouse about what your three-year giving pledge should be.

PARTICIPATE:

We are asking you to make a three-year giving pledge towards this renovation project. 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.

 

 

 

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

 

Scott Isaac, Campaign Director, fundraising@arlingtonwoods.ca

 

Robert Onley, 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.

 

This is a brief photo history of our church building at 225 McClellan.

Ground Breaking Ceremony at 225 McClellan, June 4 1972
Ground Breaking Ceremony at 225 McClellan, June 4 1972
Church under construction, August 1972
Church under construction, August 1972
Church under construction, October 1972
Church Sanctuary (our current Fellowship Hall), Spring 1989
New sanctuary under construction, Spring 1989
New addition under construction, Spring 1989
Interior of new sanctuary, August 1990
Balcony under construction, Spring 1991
Front of sanctuary, February 1991
Completed church exterior (Taken in 2016)
Sanctuary interior (Taken in 2016)
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 21, 2018
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 21, 2018
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 21, 2018
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 22, 2018
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 22, 2018
Aftermath of tornado, Sept, 22, 2018
Tarp is put on roof, Sept. 25, 2018
Rebuilding the roof, December 4, 2018
The Fellowship Hall is watertight, June, 2019