The Building Committee for Cottrell Corners Community Church in Old Bridge, NJ met last night. Be assured that good progress is being made.
We now know who the architect, site engineer, and builder will be. We have prices for the first two, and a good estimate from the builder. The exact price for the builder will have to wait until the architect does the prelimary drawings. The biggest piece of financial information that we are missing is the price of the site work- things like leveling the ground and paving a parking lot. We should have a very rough estimate for that work sometime next week.
The finances for the building are also progressing. The building fund is approaching $50,000. Another $18,000 has been pleged. And so far, the amounts of un-pledged money that have been given have been more than triple the amount of pledged money that has been given. The finance people on the committee will feel a lot more comfortable if another $50,000 to $100,000 were in the account (anybody have that sitting in their piggy bank or in a mattress?).
Ultimately, this building is a work of God. He must provide the right contractors for the right price. He must give us favor with the township in order to receive the permits. He must provide the finances. And He is the one that we are trying to bring glory to as we attempt this project. Please continue to pray with us that God will indeed be glorified as we pursue our campaign of "Building to Serve."