BUMC’s Raise the Roof Campaign

$300 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 10 months
Dear Family and Friends of Broadway United Methodist Church,

We, the members of the Money Ministry, are reaching out because Broadway UMC needs our help.

As you may know, Chicago winters have taken their toll on our church building and our church parking lot and they are in urgent need of repair. The cost of these repairs will exceed $50,000 (roof) and $20,000 (parking lot) respectively. To start working on the roof, we have borrowed from invested funds, but it is not a strategy that supports long-term success.

Why does Broadway UMC need our dedicated support?

· Our church welcomes everyone and celebrates our God-given diversity.

· Our church is an advocate for social justice and continues to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

· Our church continues to provide spiritual services for the families and friends of this community.

· Our church offers space and resources, including a hot meal, to the youth in our neighborhood experiencing housing instability.

· Over the years our church has meant a lot to us and our families.

· Sitting at the corner of Buckingham and Broadway, our church has been a unique asset to the Lakeview neighborhood and needs our help to be maintained.

To continue to provide the services that are important to our community, Broadway UMC needs us and our financial support for our Capital Fundraiser by October 31, 2018. Note that the first $5,000 raised will be matched by an anonymous donor.

We can make donations (please indicate “capital fundraiser” in memo) by:

* Placing cash or checks, payable to Broadway United Methodist Church, in the  offering plate on Sunday

* On-line at www.BroadwayChurchChicago.com/give

* Mailing checks to 3338 N. Broadway St., Chicago, Illinois 60657

* Donating to this GoFundMe page

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at bumclakeview@gmail.com, call the church office at 773-348-2679 or join us on Sunday mornings. We hope to continue our conversations, and we thank you for your support.

Let’s reflect upon what Broadway has meant to us and give generously.

Your partners in service,

The Money Ministry Team, Broadway Ministry Advocates, Rev. Alka Lyall
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Our current total is $29,565.94. THANK YOU!!
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And another $500 anonymous gift! A note from this donor: This donation is in honor of three people who have contributed so much to Broadway over the years: Mel Bose, Fran Markwardt, and Charolette Lill. All three were instrumental in the process of rebuilding Broadway after the fire in the early eighties. Before that, and since, they have given of their time, their spirit, their dedication and their love for their church. They have been important in so many people's lives who have passed through this church over the years. We cannot thank them enough!
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In addition to the $300 in donations made on this site, we have also received $17,329.54 given directly to the church for this campaign, plus another $4,000 pledged over the next four months. Thank you!!
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So far we have received $6,129.54 which means we will also receive $5,000 in matching funds. Thank you!!
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$300 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 10 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Broadway United Methodist Church
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Chicago, IL
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