South Blendon Reformed Church

Building for the Future

UPDATE: August 2013

Phase 1A which involved the rebuilding of the nursery was completed!  We are now working towards raising funds for a new covered entry way and front entrance.  Thank-you for all those who helped with this project through your time and energy, financial resources or your prayers.  We thank God for his continued blessings on this family and are excited to see what the future holds.  Please continue to pray for the our building and vision God has laid before us.

Click HERE to view some photos of the new nursery.

In September 2012, the SBCC congregation voted to approve the overall vision of a three-phase building project and to begin fundraising for the first phase. The first phase of the project includes an exterior update and a full renovation of the nursery.

Phase 1 Concept

Building Project – Phase 1 detailed information (pdf file)

Fundraising for Phase One of the building project.
GOAL: Our vision is to find 318 mission partners who will donate $318 each, for a total of $101,124 toward construction costs.
WHO: SBCC members, regular attenders and mission partners from the community and beyond.

WHY 318?

Genesis 14 tells the story of the Battle of Siddim in which five kings of the Jordan plain rebelled against four kings of the ruling Elamite empire.  The five kings of Jordan were defeated and robbed. 318 is the size of the mission force sent by Abram (Abraham) to rescue Lot:

11The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom. … 14When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 men born in his household and went in pursuit… 15During the night Abram divided his men…  16He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.”  Genesis 14:11-16

You might notice three things about this story:

1)  Abram divided his mission force of 318. They had to work separately, for the good of the group, in order to accomplish their mission.

2)  They were successful and brought back Lot and all his possessions. It wasn’t just his possessions they recovered, but

3)  They brought back his relatives and other people as well.

Prayerfully sharing the vision is about much more than simply “bringing back” possessions in the form of donations.  It is an opportunity to connect with people about the work that God is doing in and through SBCC.  It is an opportunity to invite people into our church family.

South Blendon Community Church is a 501(c)3 organization and will provide a tax receipt for all donations.