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Dear BAMF Family and Friends,

renovationFunds6-28Greetings. By now, many of you know that we are in the beginning phase of renovating parts of our church facility. We hope this comes as exciting news to all of us who regularly attend Sunday School, care for little ones in the nursery, need storage for our various commissions, or meet with our pastors in their offices. After discernment and consideration of all the alternatives, the Coordinating Council, made up of commission chairs and the pastors, brought to the May 19, 2013, congregational meeting a recommendation to renovate the Jubilee wing in order to add more SS classroom and nursery space, alter pastoral office spaces for privacy, and provide additional storage space for our commissions. Design plans are available on the literature rack or from the church office. The proposal was approved by a near unanimous vote. The overall cost of the project is $54,900.

Already, many of you have plunged into the renovation project with both feet, wielding hammers, demolishing walls, tearing up carpets, hauling debris, pulling nails, moving furniture to name but a few of the many ways we are committed to trying to complete the project yet this summer. Thank you so much! Check out the progress made so far by viewing the photos on BAMF’s Facebook page. There is still plenty more to do, so please consider helping out by contacting Greg Smucker at or (574) 536-1996.

We are especially in need of your generous financial contributions, above your regular BAMF contributions, to ensure the completion of this project on time. Several of you have already given gifts totaling almost $5,000. Thank you.

Will you please make a special contribution to the Jubilee Renovation 2013 Project today or in the next few weeks? Please designate your contribution for Renovation 2013.

We will provide regular updates through the BAMF Newsletter. We believe these facility changes are not only necessary, but will be a great blessing to all of us. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.

With gratitude,

Phil Zimmerman, Barbara Eichorn, Jim Brenneman
The Jubilee Renovation 2013 Fundraising Committee