This Crowdrise effort has been established to help our membership raise funds to make mandatory repairs and upgrades to our church building in Barrington IL.
Christian Science has been a vibrant part of the Barrington Community since early in the 20th century. In 1914 the congregation met in a basement which was affectionately known as the “Sheep Shed” on Wool Street, the location of our church today.
The current structure, built in 1937 and added on to in 1961, has been a beloved church home for generations of families, providing healing in the community for over 100 years.
With a structure that is over 80 years old and in need of significant work, we are at a cross roads. Our goal is to better meet the current and future needs of our congregation and the community at large by making the needed repairs, bringing the building up to code and making it sustainable for generations to come. Some of these include:
· Demolishing the main church edifice and consolidating the Church sanctuary and Sunday school in the existing—but updated-- Sunday School building
· Removing asbestos
· Making the building ADA accessible to all our congregation and visitors
· Moving our Reading Room to the same location while continuing to provide our active discussions, special programs and access to all our bible based products in our bookstore
· Using materials that are environmentally friendly and allow the building to operate sustainably (lighting, HVAC, etc.)
While we have raised a significant portion of the needed funds, we are asking for help to complete this project which will begin in early 2019. As we take this next step, our church has established a Building Fund for contributions through Crowdrise, gofundme. We are grateful for donations of any amount.
We also appreciate your prayers to fully realize the harmonious completion of this project. Many thanks for your generosity and continuing support for our church.