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Templar Castle Church In Canaan Land

$31,084 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 4 months
Created February 7, 2019
Templar Church
We please ask for your sacrificial giving to help the Knights Templar fund our Christian Ministry Center & first National Headquarters in the USA.  Find out more about us: www.TheKnightsTemplar.org   Want to join an exciting  growing Order?  Apply online at:  www.KTOA.org/Join

The Knights Templar “OSMTJ Grand Priory of America” (Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jérusalem) are a Christian fraternal and chivalric Order.  Our Order has no Masonic or political affiliations. We are ecumenical meaning we are not affiliated with any single denomination but represent all of Christendom, including Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox. 

We are legally incorporated as Templar Church,  a non-profit organization and all donations to this GofundMe campaign are tax deductible.  Please make sure  you ask for a tax-deductible receipt. This church will be owned by Templar Church and legal documents will be drawn up for all to review by the church's Attorney, Bradford E. Cook. Feel free to see our info here: 
https://quickstart.sos.nh.gov/online/BusinessInquire/BusinessInformation?businessID=550909 
 
Business Name: TEMPLAR CHURCH  Business ID: 725359 Business Type: Domestic Nonprofit Corporation  Business Status: Good Standing  Date of Formation in Jurisdiction: 04/30/2015  Duration: Perpetual "To form a christian, non-denominational church for the worhip of and propagation of the Word of God and Gospel of Jesus Christ."

Historically, the Knights Templar were a Christian order of warrior monks founded about 900 years ago in 1118 A.D..  Named for the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Templars initially protected pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem.  Today we carry on that mission to protect Christians on their travels in life.  Our Templars are called to fulfill Psalms 82:3-4:
"Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."

We would like to purchase the Canaan Castle Church in Connecticut, as our National Headquarters & Christian Ministry Center.   All four buildings are included in our purchase: the beautiful stone sanctuary, Parish House (aka: 2 level fellowship hall), bell tower, &  office (wooden addition to the sanctuary). 

We have plans for several programs we'd like to run from this location so we can have a greater impact in helping the poor, lost, and all those who can't help themselves. We have plans for a soup kitchen, homeless ministry, and of course weekly sermons to spread the love of Jesus Christ to the lost souls. 

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For anyone that donates $100 or more towards this church, you will receive a nice bronze leaf on the giving tree plaque in the foyer for all to see as you enter the church. On the leaf you will add either your name or the name of the family member you wish to memorialize. 

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For anyone that donates $1,000, you will receive a life-time membership to our Order (*Must pass vetting and not be a felon),  a gold colored plate on the pew of your choice (see additional items you can have your plate on in the 2nd picture below) and 3 days free stay at the time of your choice for you and your family every year for as long as the church owns the real estate. The church's amazing Non-Profit Attorney, Bradford E. Cook, https://www.sheehan.com/attorneys/cook-bradford-e will draw up legal documents that guarantee your rights as a donor.
These reward accommodations are located in the white wooden addition you can see in the pictures attached to the back of the stone sanctuary.  This accommodation can fit only one family at a time so it's important that you contact me to schedule your desired dates on Jan. 1st of each year, The order of scheduling will occur in the same order that the donations were made.

"The average cost of timeshares has risen over time and now tops $20,000 for a seven day annual stay according to the American Resort Development Association" ( https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/liz-weston-how-to-be-a-happy-timeshare-owner,543483).  No one here is donating for a timeshare, but by donating you're receiving something similar to a timeshare in the foothills of the desirable Berkshires for as little as $1,000 for 3 days, $2,000 for 5 days, & $5,000 for 10 days! 

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For anyone that donates $2,000, you will receive a life-time membership to our Order (*Must pass vetting and not be a felon),  a gold colored plate on the pew of your choice (see additional items you can have your plate on in last picture below) and 5 days free stay at the time of your choice for you and your family every year for as long as the church owns the real estate.

The church's Attorney, Bradford E. Cook, will draw up legal documents that guarantee your rights as a donor.
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For anyone that donates $3,000, you will receive a life-time membership to our Order (*Must pass vetting and not be a felon), a gold colored plaque on the Reconciliation Niche, and 7 days free stay at the time of your choice for you and your family every year for as long as the church owns the real estate.  The church's Attorney, Bradford E. Cook, will draw up legal documents that guarantee your rights as a donor.

The Reconciliation Niche...............$3,000..........Only 1 memorial plate on Reconciliation Niche

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For anyone that donates $5,000, you will receive a life-time membership to our Order (*Must pass vetting and not be a felon),  a gold colored memorial plate on the item below of your choice, and 10 days free stay at the time of your choice for you and your family every year for as long as the church owns the real estate. The church's Attorney, Bradford E. Cook, will draw up legal documents that guarantee your rights as a donor.

The Narthax........................................$5,000...........Only 1 memorial plate on Narthax
The Alter...............................................$5,000...........Only 1 memorial plate on Alter
The Sacristy.........................................$5,000...........Only 1 memorial plate on Sacristy
The Nave...............................................$5,000..........Only 1 memorial plate on Nave

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Dedication of the Chapel:
For anyone that donates $15,000 you will receive a life-time membership to our Order (*Must pass vetting and not be a felon),  10 days free stay at the time of your choice for you and your family every year for as long as the church owns the real estate,  and a 18"x18" gold colored memorial plate on the inside and outside of the Chapel.  Henceforth, the Chapel will be referred to as the "(your last name)" Memorial Chapel. 

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In the first picture below, we list the donations for adding your name plaque to each area of the church.  Adding a name to be memorialized to:

A leaf of the Wall Tree in foyer........$100...........Up to 700 leaves on the Giving Trees
The Reconciliation Niche...............$3,000..........Only 1 memorial plate on Reconciliation Niche
The Narthax........................................$5,000...........Only 1 memorial plate on Narthax
The Alter...............................................$5,000...........Only 1 memorial plate on Alter
The Sanctuary.....................................$5,000..........Only 1 memorial plate on Sanctuary
The Nave...............................................$5,000..........Only 1 memorial plate on Nave
The Parish House (Social Hall)..$10,000...........Only 1 memorial plate on Parish House
A Stain Glass window:..................$10,000...........Only 1 memorial plate per Stain Glass (except not on those that already have been memorialized in the past).
The Bell Tower: ..............................$20,000...........Only 1 large plate, 18"x18" memorial plate will be added onto the Tower.
The : ..............................$25,000...........Only 1 18"x18" memorial plate will be added onto both the inside and outside of the Chapel. 

This church was designed by renowned British Architect Richard Upjohn who also designed the famous Trinity Church of Wall Street, NYC:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_Church_(Manhattan) , and Connecticut's State Capitol building. Features include magnificent stained-glass windows and terrific function, and classroom spaces. The church sits across the street from the historic train station that will soon contain the Train Museum, Beer Brewing company and oldest dinner in the nation.

The church is situated just 30 min south of the famous Berkshire vacation area that includes the music venue, Tanglewood:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g41639-d107514-Reviews-Tanglewood-Lenox_Massachusetts.html 

The church is also 2 hours north of NYC and 1 hour from Hartford's Bradley International Airport. The church sits 17 minutes from the Twin Lakes recreation area that include boating, fishing, swimming and a golf course: https://bestandcavallaro.com/area-info/twin-lakes/?fbclid=IwAR3FhKC7xPANjkHv0zCpXp63Bu0Torah_DLSzhtybb1jISdN-VxgrvcFX0I

The beautiful 50 foot Great Falls is 9 minutes away: https://www.courant.com/hc-marteka-falls-village-falls-0409-20170407-story.html?fbclid=IwAR3WCQcbanRYtH6751GEkf6G7X7MJPngIu_L2O4vez4swR5uL-yi3r6E5JM and the Beckley Furnace State Monument & waterfall are 12 minutes away: https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325172&deepNav_GID=1650&fbclid=IwAR3G_qsajoaGO15qgJMf50_zsfXhQXDT_jn80XDMOMlA9vkvPCCG3jWF4Xo 

Notable local museums, besides the Train Depot Museum directly across, include the Norman Rockwell Museum just 34 minutes away: https://www.nrm.org  and the Schantz Art Glass Museum near the Rockwell: https://schantzgalleries.com Fourteens minutes away in the other direction is the famous Limerock Park car race track: http://limerock.com Lime Rock Park is the historic motorsports venue in Lakeville, Connecticut, in the state’s famous Northwest Corner,­ and has been New England’s road racing home since 1957. 
 

Purpose of a Headquarters/Retreat Center
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1) Open for service at least 1x week between Rev. Caesar Johnson, Pastor Paul Paul Copenhagen, Pastor Daniel Clausenen, and any other Chaplain Member of our Order that wishes to conduct services there.

2) Retreat Center 2x year hosted at this location.

3) Templar Museum to charge around $5/each to educate & recruit general public. This will be located in the Castle Tower (see first picture below). 

4) This church would be a backup location for our annual Conclave. However most years, Annual Conclave will continue to move around the country.

5) Mailing address, legal address, Visitor center.

6) The Templar library will be usable by all members and where CAA's (new members) may come for an intensive week to challenge the courses to become Sergeants in a shorter amount of time. 

7) Retreat Center as a member benefit to stay at a very low price. We estimate $35 per night to cover our costs of heat & electricity during your stay. 

8) Our three Chaplains involved will conduct services in which some of the offering money will be set-aside for the up-keep of the building. Additionally we'll rent out this church to other churches for services, for weddings, parties, birthdays, and any other function. We hope that through the weekly offering, $5 Museum entrance fees, and function rental income that we will be able to pay for upkeep and monthly expenses.

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With our loan included, we need less than $20,000 to close on this beautiful Templar Church for the Glory of our Lord! Non nobis Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.
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Raised by 115 people in 4 months
Created February 7, 2019
Templar Church
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