Palm Lutheran Church 11 West Cherry Street Palmyra, PA 17078
The future includes the payment of the balance of the construction costs. Faith in action means not only that which can be seen, but also that which happens behind the scenes. Fortunately, the initial mortgage for Palm’s education building was less than $1,720,000. Past building projects at Palm Lutheran have been paid off in advance of the payment schedule. Will Building into Christ’s Future be able to do the same?
Ensure your contributions are going where you want them to go!Envelopes specifically made for the Building into Christ’s Future “Mortgage Reduction” are included each month with your offering envelope packet. It is important that your contributions are put into these special envelopes.
BUILDING INTO CHRIST'S FUTURE.FAITH IN ACTION...
The Capital Campaign for Palm’s building project concluded on June 1, 2013. The congregation of Palm committed to raising one million dollars in three years. This generous commitment proved essential to qualifying for the financing required to complete the three million dollar building project.
During those three years, Palm’s family members experienced the full gamut of life’s ups-and-downs. There were weddings, funerals, baptisms, job changes, retirements, moves and a host of other costly events unique to specific family members.
In the end, Palm’s family found ways to support each other and fulfill the entire one million dollar commitment, and then some, on schedule! This is faith in action; brothers and sisters in Christ coming together in support of each other to further the Gospel of Jesus. James tells us, “Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” (James 2:17 NIV)
We have concluded this segment of the project, and fully realize that we are not finished building into Christ’s future. The future of Palm includes using the new facility to share the Gospel with each other and the community of Palmyra.
Community Open Door Events
Catch the SpiritPalm has hosted numerous “Open Door” events in the multipurpose room. These include the annual “Catch the Spirit” Halloween trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving event. This activity has grown from its beginning to hosting over 400 “ghosts ‘n’ goblins” on Palm’s community Trick-or-Treat night.
Winterfest WarmupPalm also participates in the Palmyra Area Business Association’s (PABA) Winterfest activities by offering a warm place to enjoy hot drinks and lunch faire during the festivities.
Phoenix CenterSince the relocation of Palmyra’s Public Library, Palm has made a commitment to the youth of the community, housing the Phoenix Center until their new facility is available. This valuable after-school program utilizes the multipurpose room for physical activities and classrooms for tutoring and homework help.
Art AuctionPalm’s annual Art Auction has been opened to artists and bidders within the community and has raised funds for numerous local causes as well as a scholarship for Palmyra Area High School art students.
Chili Cook-offPalm also initiated a Chili Cook-off to bring the congregation together during the latter part of the winter “doldrums.” It is hoped this will become an annual event, and perhaps even extend out into the community in the future.