Rebuild Bethlehem Baptist Church

$6,633 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 37 months
Joy Bowman Evans
for Bethlehem Baptist Church
 TAYLORSVILLE, NC
**This is the UPDATED gofundme account which has been verified and approved for tax deductible giving to Bethlehem Baptist Church! We are so thankful for the 47 donors who have already given a total of $3390!**

A summer afternoon storm swept thru the Hickory-Taylorsville, NC area on Saturday afternoon July 18, 2015. Bethlehem Baptist Church of Taylorsville, NC was struck by lightning and immediately engulfed in flames. This misfortune came on the heels of a very moving week of Vacation Bible School hosting more than 150 local area children nightly. The total costs of damage yet very premature will be considerable. Though rattled, the members are steadfast in their faith and prepared to move forward with thanks that lives were spared and the damage is only structural. Please help our church rebuild in the wake of this tragedy. Bethlehem Baptist is not only a place of worship, but also serves our community through a child care center, preschool, after school care program and summer camp. Thank you for your support and your prayers!
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It's Giving Tuesday, and today we would love to have your support in rebuilding our church! We've come a long way and very soon we will be worshipping back on our church campus in the fellowship hall area. The rebuilding of our church is going to take hundreds of thousands of dollars in addition to the insurance settlement we are likely to receive. Please continue to pray for the leadership of our church along with our building committee who is working tirelessly to rebuild. Please pray, share our campaign, and give!
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Friends, thanks so much for the support you've continued to give! We are moving forward with preparations for rebuilding and getting back into the part of the building that is salvageable. The demolition of the sanctuary and education wing should be started soon!

We've had several generous folks who've come forward with support. Just last week our local Roasted Tater restaurant hosted a fundraiser that raised over $1000 for our rebuild fund!

There are also a few fundraisers that are upcoming:
1- Linney's Grove Baptist Youth will be holding a Fish Fry on Sat Sept 19th from 5pm until, and all proceeds will go to our Rebuild Bethlehem Baptist Church.
The address is 6160 Sulphur Springs Road Hiddenite NC 28636.
2- We will have a BBCSTRONG booth at Bethlehem Days on Saturday, September 19th from 9am-4pm. We will be selling t-shirts and accepting donations.

3- Line Dance Fundraiser to be held at Reformation Lutheran Church. All proceeds to benefit the rebuild of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Classes will be held each Thursday in October (Oct. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th.) at 6:15pm for 1hr. Dances will be beginner to intermediate level & taught by Emily Smith. Classes open to all ages. If questions or requests, please contact Emily at (828) 312-1081 or ESmith62988@yahoo.

We are so thankful for everyone who has prayed, volunteered, and donated to our rebuild fund. We need your support as we work to bridge the gap between our insurance coverage and the cost of rebuilding. Please pray, share and, if so led, give.
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We are so thankful for the outpouring of prayers and support!! It has been amazing to see the community offer everything from prayers to funds to facilities! We are so encouraged from your willingness to help out!! We still need your prayers and your support! As most know, the rebuild process has begun. This will be a long process filled with challenges, but we know we will make it to the finish line together with you, our supporters! Please continue to pray, please share our fund with your friends and family and please give! Every donation, no matter how small, makes a difference! Thank you so much!
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Our rebuild process has started, but we still need your help! We now have power in the fellowship hall area of the church and construction has started in that area. Demolition of the completely devastated areas will begin in the next few weeks. Our daycare program has been graciously moved to Antioch Baptist Church. We are now meeting at Bethlehem Elementary school on Sunday mornings and invite you to join us! We appreciate your prayers and support and still need them! Please pray, share our story, and cheerfully give!
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Sarah Paige Bowman
37 months ago
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Please let's help this Church to get back functioning and replacing the small or any item that might be needed for the children along with the eldery or disabled. Look into each of your hearts to see what God might lead you help with this church. God Bless each that might give.

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Scarlett Pochet Hoyle
36 months ago
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Will you guys still need toys and other items for the daycare?

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Stacy Lynn Dishmond
37 months ago
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When are they going to clean it up? Was the daycare destroyed in the fire ?

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Jeremy Bengtson
24 months ago

Why did god let this happen? How can we be certain it is not a sign?

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$6,633 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 37 months
Created July 21, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
Bethlehem Baptist Church
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Taylorsville, NC
EIN: 561033028
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Sarah Paige Bowman
37 months ago
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Please let's help this Church to get back functioning and replacing the small or any item that might be needed for the children along with the eldery or disabled. Look into each of your hearts to see what God might lead you help with this church. God Bless each that might give.

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Scarlett Pochet Hoyle
36 months ago
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Will you guys still need toys and other items for the daycare?

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Stacy Lynn Dishmond
37 months ago
1
1

When are they going to clean it up? Was the daycare destroyed in the fire ?

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Jeremy Bengtson
24 months ago

Why did god let this happen? How can we be certain it is not a sign?

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