As congregations across the United Church of Christ seek to live out God’s extravagant welcome, church facilities and the lives of church and community members are being transformed. At South Haven UCC in Bedford, Ohio, the emergency stairs at the back of the fellowship hall were beginning to crumble. The congregation envisioned a deck extending out from the fellowship hall into the slope of a nearby hill with a sidewalk gently ramping down to the parking lot. A capital campaign was in order. With the assistance of the United Church of Christ’s Capital Fundraising Manual, members and friends raised the needed funds. Now Evelyn, who teaches adult Sunday school, rolls right out to her South Haven Woods home adjacent to the parking lot.
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