August 14, 2015 Update

Dear Koinonia Family,

We are very, very close to things moving on our Love Downtown project! The anticipation level about our coffee shop is much higher than we ever anticipated, with people stopping us on the street and saying how excited they are to have a coffee shop in the heart of downtown. The coffee shop concept has been more popular and well received than we expected. Praise God!

The finances needed for the project are coming in strongly. Because of the generosity of God’s people, we have:

  • $236,657 in pledges of the $350,000 goal
  • $117,273 in collected Love Downtown offerings
  • $154,324 cash on hand (Love Downtown offerings plus our building fund)

This is enough for us to get started NOW!

  • We have plans in hand.
  • We have the building permit from the city.
  • Next week we expect the final demolition to begin with work on plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical to follow shortly thereafter.

This first phase will cost about $125,000. In order to keep us moving steadily, we are praying that the next $100,000 will come in quickly. Once we begin work, the question, “How long will it take to complete?” will be determined by whether or not we can sign the next batch of contracts. Please be praying with us that the finances will continue to be given.

Our prayer is that 1 Chronicles 29:9 would be true of our church family: The people rejoiced over the offerings, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the LORD, and King David was filled with joy.

Thank you!


Tim Howard
Lead Pastor

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