Daily Archives: April 21, 2014

Expanding the Sanctuary

          This past Wednesday during our regular business meeting we unanimously approved the motion by our Trustees to expand the auditorium by fourteen feet on each side.  This will allow us to increase our seating by approximately 150 people for a total seating of around 400.  You that have been in attendance know that we need the space!   The estimated cost of the entire project is $150.00 per square foot for 1,680 sq. ft. totaling around $255,000.  We plan to build debt free.  In order to do this we will need everyone to give above your regular tithes to the building fund.  If you want to be part of this process, please note on your check or offering envelope that portion of your gift is for the new building. 

          Donnie Lester has agreed to be our Contractor and MODA Architectural firm will do the professional work that the City of Claremore and State of Oklahoma requires.  Our time frame is approximately three months to begin construction.  It will take this long to prepare the architectural drawings for all the various construction phases and then to get them approved by the City of Claremore.  Also to raise the money needed to begin. 

          We have set, as our goal to begin construction, one – half of the expected cost or around $130,000.00.  It is an obtainable goal if we will all make it our priority!  Please pray with me and watch the Lord bring about His Will and purpose for Rehoboth Baptist Church. 

          Resurrection Sunday was a glorious time for us all! Bro. James and the Choir preformed ‘Jesus Messiah’ for us bringing the age old message of the Gospel in song. 

Thank you choir for your hard work of preparing this gift for us, it was obvious that you enjoyed singing as much as we did hearing this wonderful presentation. 

           May is just around the corner and school is coming to a close.  No doubt that means for us that Vacation Bible School is at hand.  June 9-13 will be upon us before you know it, but Jeanie Ross and crew will be up to the task!  If you can help this year please call the church office or Jeanie and let us know…

          The Lord is Risen; He is Risen indeed!

                              Bro. Wayne