Dalton: Methodist church launches $150K capital campaign

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DALTON — Dalton United Methodist Church has launched a five-year, $150,000 capital campaign to raise funds to replace the church's heating system.

"The existing heating system has needed frequent repairs for years and recently failed inspection," explained David Badeau, a church trustee and member of the campaign committee.

"The church trustees' fund will cover the cost of asbestos removal for the project, and our congregation is giving generously, but we're still well short of the funds needed to complete the work," added Badeau.

The church's Roof and Restoration Committee, formed a decade ago to replace the church roof, recently made its own pledge, and has begun canvassing the congregation for donations.

To date, the campaign has received about $95,000 in pledges, including more than $48,000 in upfront gifts.

The church houses the Loaves & Fishes food pantry as well as hosting Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meetings, yoga groups and many others. It's a popular stop on Dalton's "Light Up the Holidays" walk and hosts the Lenten Music Series.

The church currently shares its sanctuary with The Living Stone Spanish-speaking church.

For further information, contact the Rev. Stephanie Filiault at the church or Bernie Klem, Roof and Restoration Committee chairman, at 413-684-3286.


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