Hanover Community Church

$2,346 of $45,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 39 months
This fund is about preserving history while emerging into the future. Hanover Community Church was founded in the 1940's. The church is a worship and meeting place for the rural community. We, at Hanover Church, do not want to exclude any person from worship or community meetings, however, unintentionally this has become the case. When the church was built, steep stairs that led down to a basement where meetings, fellowships, and restrooms are located was acceptable.  We need your help. Our goal is to keep the original sanctuary while building a fellowship hall on ground level that would offer handicap accessible restrooms, room for a separate children's ministry, a nursery, access for the elderly and also being open to area associations for its use. The fellowship hall is used by/for local weddings, funerals, showers, The Hanover Community Western Days (featuring free horseback rides, Western Poetry, Native Indian dancing), The Kirk Hanna Community Park Association (the only park in this rural area), The Hanover Cemetery Association, Women's groups who meet to do crafts such as making quilts for fire victims and Tessa (victims assistance) etc. and other uses. Help us preserve our history while progressing into the future and offer a taste of the "rural" way of life. Thank you for your time in reading this and your help in reaching our goal.
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We have much of our congregation are elderly and we minister to the area of many low income people and retired people living off of fixed incomes. We were approached by officials and told that our historical old country church did not meet current building code. We addressed the matter by having community fund raisers and other events to raise money for a building fund. We had plans drawn up by engineers that were eventually approved by regional. During this time (which was a two year process) the church approached Lowe’s in Fountain, CO. to arrange the purchase of the building materials. We worked with a man called “Chubby”. He was wonderful. Lowe’s recommended we purchase the materials, and then we could pick them up as we needed them. The church took out a credit card to do this with. For several reasons, the project was stalled. We kept in contact with Lowe’s with the assurance that we could get the materials when we needed them. As the time came near to begin picking up materials, we were told by the Manager, Chris, that they were doing inventory and would let us know what they found at the end of it. He never did nor would he answer our calls. I can prove all I have stated. At this point, my dad, who is heading up the project as a retired small contractor, was diagnosed with a terminal lung disease contracted from years of working with concrete. He was given 2 years to live. He was put on oxygen and stabilized. He re-approached Lowe’s and we were told that they could not find our payment of almost $7,000 and we would not be allowed to receive the materials that we had purchased. This, to many, may seem like a small matter. To us, it is the life or death of our community church. The members have given what they can, approximately $25,000.00 and some of the labor and supplies are being donated by members of the community. But with Lowe’s refusing to give our materials that we had paid for, we have no way to finish this addition. Without the completion of this addition, we will be shut down. The “old” church does not have a handicap bathroom. My dad has a limited amount of time left to do this project. He would like to build one last project, but he now needs help and we, the church, need help. Please pray for us and if God lays it on your heart to help right this wrong and donate financially, would greatly appreciate it, more than you might ever know. Thank you for your time in reading this and may God bless you. Please feel free to view our website and go to our library and let Pastor Reg's sermons touch your life.
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Thank you to everyone for your prayers and donations. We are climbing upwards daily...the building fund is growing and we will be starting soon.
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A view of the sanctuary built in the 1940's. Maintaining history while coming together to build a future. Thanks for your time, prayers, and assistance.
Hanover Community Church
God Bless American and Hanover Community
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Cora Simpich
6 months ago

The church and addition have made it through the fire which scorched the grass all around.

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Cora
8 months ago

Wahoo! Electrical code paperwork has passed! Need funds to proceed with furnance at this point.

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Cora Simpich
12 months ago

Photos of recent construction thanks to many of you! https://vault.myvzw.com/webcs/app/share/invite/0A5GJqXlyW

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Rockie Sue Fordham
39 months ago

So excited about the new building! We'll have a place for our older children to meet for children's church. Can't wait...

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$2,346 of $45,000 goal

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Created August 23, 2015
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Betty Monfette
19 months ago

History needs to be preserved!

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Cora Simpich
6 months ago

The church and addition have made it through the fire which scorched the grass all around.

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Cora
8 months ago

Wahoo! Electrical code paperwork has passed! Need funds to proceed with furnance at this point.

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Cora Simpich
12 months ago

Photos of recent construction thanks to many of you! https://vault.myvzw.com/webcs/app/share/invite/0A5GJqXlyW

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Rockie Sue Fordham
39 months ago

So excited about the new building! We'll have a place for our older children to meet for children's church. Can't wait...

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