YEAR END GIVING
Dear Members and Friends of Progressive:
I pray this letter finds you well! I am writing this brief letter to thank you for your support and to invite you to partner with us in the New Year in our strategic capital initiatives.
In 2018, we established a new Youth Council and hired a Youth Pastor. We established a S.T.E.M. program that includes building robots and go-carts. We established a new prison ministry, expanded the food shelf, engaged youth in the citywide college fair and college tour, grew our early education center, executed summer programming with over ten camps for community youth and hosted a number civic events. On December 21, we will host the Toys for Tots Christmas dinner, where we will give away over 1,500 toys and gifts to children and families in our community.
As we look to this New Year, two very important opportunities are before us: (1) the purchase of land adjacent to the church; and (2) the construction of a steel frame youth complex. The plan is to build a youth complex with a basketball court/indoor soccer field, 5 classrooms, men's and women's locker rooms, a permanent home for our food shelf, a walking track on the mezzanine level and much more for all ages. The facility will be named in honor of two of our heroines, who have worked tirelessly in behalf of young people-Mrs. Eunice Miller and Mrs. JoAnn Clark-and will be a steel structure with brick-fascia that matches the church.
Far more than a financial burden, this new facility will help to greatly accelerate the payoff of the entire church campus in just 9 years. In order for the church to complete phase 1 of this project, we need to raise $300,000. These funds will enable us to purchase the properties adjacent to the church and break ground on the new facility in 2019. Equally important, this new complex will enable us to pursue our ministry goals like never before in our church's history.
With this in mind, please consider a generous year-end gift to Progressive Baptist Church. Not only will this tax-deductible gift enable us to make this vision a reality, it will make all the difference in the world in some person's life. Thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration!