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Templar Castle Church In Canaan Land

$32,434 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 126 people in 5 months
Created February 7, 2019
Templar Church
We 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) is 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 Castle 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 Castle 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 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 at 10am by Father Robert Fredrickson 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),  and a gold colored plate on the pew of your choice (see additional items you can have your plate on in the 2nd picture below). 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.

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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),  and a gold colored plate on the pew of your choice (see additional items you can have your plate on in last picture below).

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), and a gold colored plaque on the Reconciliation Niche.  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),  and a gold colored memorial plate on the item below of your choice. 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),  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, built in 1845, was designed by renowned British Architect Saint 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 10 am every Sunday with Father Robert Fredrickson as Christ Covenant Church.

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

3) Templar Museum will be located at Castle Church to educate the general public. This will be located in the Castle Tower (see first picture below). 

4) This church will hold our annual Conclave two consecutive years and every third year Anual Conclave will move to other parts of 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) Father Robert Fredrickson will conduct services every Sunday at 10am as Christ Covenant Church, which is seperate from the Knights Templar.  Additionally we'll rent out this church to other churches for services, for weddings, parties, birthdays, and other functions.

8) Camp Grail Quest - One week each year Grand Commandant Timothy Woods will run a boys summer camp which will use the church's facilities as classroom space.  The camping accommodations are located offsite.

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Raised by 126 people in 5 months
Created February 7, 2019
Templar Church
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