2010 - 2014
When the house located between the parsonage, One Rochambeau, and the church, Five Rochambeau, became available, the Governing Board spent much time in discussion and prayer regarding if and how the Emery House could be used for church ministry. The possibilities seemed many – Youth Ministry, expanding Sunday School and small group classes, community outreach, housing for missionaries, and a ministry the Lord has not yet laid on our hearts. In addition, we would be able to improve access to the church parking lot located behind the church. The house was purchased in the fall of 2010.
In the spring of 2012, renovations of the Kitchen and Storage Area in the Fellowship Hall was completed. This provided a more comfortable setting for fellowship dinners as well as our Sunday morning donuts and coffee fellowship.
The 20 year, 40,300 mortgage on the 3 Rochambeau property was paid off in less than 3 years. On March 23, 2014, we celebrated God's greatness and the faithfulness of the church family in giving toward the mortgage reduction over the past 3 years. In the fall, work began on site improvements. Sheds were moved, a tree removed, and gravel was installed for the base of the garage relocation and in the parking lot.
In the spring of 2015, the concrete for the garage relocation was poured in place, the garage was moved, tree stumps removed, topsoil removed and gravel installed for the new driveway.
Electrical work in the garage was completed, windows sash in some sanctuary windows was replaced, and windows in the basement were replaced.
The residence on the 3 Rochambeau property is now being used for church ministry. The full potential for 3RA is still in God's hands; currently, the church library, sunday school class and youth meetings are in 3RA.
Mortgage Reduction Newsletters
In March 2011, the Board decided to provide occasional updates on the progress of paying off the mortgage on the 3 Rochambeau property. You can relive this amazing journey. Double click on any of the PDF files below...