Every month First Church prepares and serves two meals a month for those in our community who are hungry. We are fortunate to have a kitchen that is well designed and equipped for this type of ministry. However, several weeks ago Shirley Christoffersen reported that the two-door refrigerator was running at over 90 degrees! A service call was made and the compressor is no longer working. It would cost almost as much to repair the old unit as to purchase a new one.

As you know, without worshipers in the building, funds are extremely limited. We know however that to keep this ministry going, we must replace the unit. Christine went in search of a new refrigerator and was told the supply chain is currently so disrupted that it could be several months before a new unit could be obtained. This week she received a call from a local supply company saying they would be receiving in stock the refrigerator she had inquired about and if the church wanted to purchase it they would not put it on the sales floor.

Now the question became…how do we pay for it? After consulting with the Pacesetters class, it was agreed that they would pay for the refrigerator upfront and we would solicit funds from the congregation to replace their account. This is a very generous offer and we thank them.

So now it is up to members to help us repay them. If you are able, please send a donation to the church and label it refrigerator. The total cost for the new unit, delivery and set up and removal of the old unit is $3,728.07.

As you know, our kitchen gets a great deal of use not only for homeless meals but also for various church functions. Your gift will ensure our continued ability to provide food that is not only tasty but safe!

Every month First Church prepares and serves two meals a month for those in our community who are hungry. We are fortunate to have a kitchen that is well designed and equipped for this type of ministry. However, several weeks ago Shirley Christoffersen reported that the two-door refrigerator was running at over 90 degrees! A service call was made and the compressor is no longer working. It would cost almost as much to repair the old unit as to purchase a new one.

As you know, without worshipers in the building, funds are extremely limited. We know however that to keep this ministry going, we must replace the unit. Christine went in search of a new refrigerator and was told the supply chain is currently so disrupted that it could be several months before a new unit could be obtained. This week she received a call from a local supply company saying they would be receiving in stock the refrigerator she had inquired about and if the church wanted to purchase it they would not put it on the sales floor.

Now the question became…how do we pay for it? After consulting with the Pacesetters class, it was agreed that they would pay for the refrigerator upfront and we would solicit funds from the congregation to replace their account. This is a very generous offer and we thank them.

So now it is up to members to help us repay them. If you are able, please send a donation to the church and label it refrigerator. The total cost for the new unit, delivery and set up and removal of the old unit is $3,728.07.

As you know, our kitchen gets a great deal of use not only for homeless meals but also for various church functions. Your gift will ensure our continued ability to provide food that is not only tasty but safe!

Thank you.