Building renovation Fund Campaign
Thank you for taking the time to consider contributing to the work here in Hampton, VA. On this page you will find a brief history of the congregation that explains why we are asking for help, an explanation of the need here, a letter from our elders, a breakdown of estimated expenses, and pictures to help you understand the scope and scale of the project.
If you are already familiar with the work and want to go straight to giving to the building fund, please click the button below.
A Brief History
In August 2017, the Peninsula and Hampton churches of Christ began worshipping together with the intention of merging. One year later, in August 2018, we officially merged. The merger was a tremendous blessing and was the product of faith in God and the diligent work of the brethren of both congregations over the course of many years.
But with the blessing of being one congregation also came a challenge--We were now in possession of two facilities. One facility was small in size and limiting for growth as the parking lot and auditorium were already near capacity. The other facility would need massive renovations, but sat on nearly five acres of land which provided for eventual growth in a city that is landlocked and where a single acre of usable land that is zoned for a church costs nearly $1 million. We decided to sell our already near capacity facility at 9 Silver Isles Boulevard and renovate the larger facility at 502 Woodland Road.
Over the last two years we have been worshipping and working in the community from Woodland Road while using what funds we had available to start the renovations that would turn a building originally used as a school into a facility for worship, edification, and the equipping of the saints. An old gymnasium space is now our auditorium. Old separated classrooms have been opened up into a large multipurpose room that has been used for overflow worship during the pandemic and potlucks and studies before the pandemic. We have been working to create new restrooms, a training room for our families, and a space for our baptistry to be permanently installed. While the space has come a long way, there is much work still to be done.
We have called upon our members here multiple times over the last two years to give for Goal Sundays that were focused upon providing funds for the ongoing work. Thanks to the generosity of so many here and the help of other brothers and sisters, we have been able to do quite a bit of work. But the work that remains is still extensive and requires nearly $336,000 of funding ( see the breakdown of estimated expenses below).
As outlined in the letter from the elders, we are taking a two-pronged approach to meet this need. First, we are reaching out to individuals and congregations like you to ask for help. Second, we are going to be seeking a loan from a local banking institution for whatever we cannot raise. We hope to minimize the debt we incur through the generosity of our brethren and friends.
Letter from the Elders & Breakdown of Estimated Expenses
If you would like to view the letter from our elders explaining the request or the breakdown of estimated expenses, please click on the appropriate file to download it.
Pictures of the Work
We appreciate so much you giving your time to review the work here and our request. If you would like any further information, please feel free to call us at (757) 848-1120 or send an e-mail by clicking here: "Contact Us."
If you are ready to help, just click the button below to give to our building fund. Even small donations add up. We welcome any assistance you might be able to provide, and praise God for your help.