Your faithful giving of your tithes and offerings enable us to offer quality ministry on a monthly basis. I am so thankful to the Lord for ministry partners like you.
On Sunday, July 5, 1995, we moved into our Whittier campus of 4.75 acres. We continue to make facility improvements to maintain an environment that honors God and blesses His people. Over the years, we have made significant investments into our children’s ministry area, sanctuary, lobby, office areas, as well as making ongoing repairs and upgrades to our church campus infrastructure (plumbing, lighting, painting and other facility improvements). Our annual facility repairs ranges from $50K – $80K.
Preschool Legacy Renovation
We recently began total renovation of our three building preschool area. Our budget included normal provisions for cost variations and possible enhancements. However, given our preschool facility is an older building, the county of Los Angeles is requiring us to come up to the new Title 24 construction standards.
The result is we need to renovate all preschool area restrooms with new plumbing and handicap accessibility. In addition we identified special opportunities to make significant improvements to better serve our Zoe children with a higher level of excellence:
- New central heating and air conditioning system, giving our children an allergy free environment.
- Energy saving LED lighting with motion detectors.
- Dual pane energy efficient windows designed for safety in a child environment.
- New panic bar doors for ease of opening if there is a need to exit quickly.
- State of the art security system with remote video monitoring.
- Removal of old ceilings, adding new drywall and all new electrical wiring throughout.
- New playground equipment and ground cover that is allergy free and meets all new safety requirements.
- New gates designed for controlled access.
Preschool Legacy Update
As os Sunday, November 5, 2017
We Need an Additional $187,400
As of Sunday, November 5, 2017
This new preschool facility is a big investment in our young children from infants to 5 years old. The added cost to complete the preschool renovation is $250,000. I am asking you to join First Lady Vanessa and I, to give extra toward the added cost to make our preschool not only allergy free, safer and more energy efficient, but a more attractive and welcoming learning environment for our Zoe children.
No Gift is Too Small or Too Big
Your special gift of $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 or more will help us complete our preschool renovation. Obviously, any amount you can give would be appreciated. No gift is too small or too large.
Special Legacy Gift Recognition
For each person who gives a Legacy Gift of $2,000, we will recognize them with their name in a prominent place on the preschool grounds. This is a special opportunity for Zoe to honor and recognize YOU as a special Legacy Giver. You may choose to give in memory of a loved one.
I want to thank you in advance for being supportive of the vision of Zoe to invest in our young children, our future Kingdom Leaders.
Thank you for giving to the Lord,
Bishop Ed Smith
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