Organ Message – Pledges (new pledge figure as of Oct. 11th is $38,500 of the total $60,000 needed).
We now are requesting pledges from KUC members and community people interested for the possible purchase of the organ.
No money is being asked for at present, but we do need to know of the willingness to fund the purchase in the future by the amounts pledged in total.
We are seeking $60,000 total pledges to cover all expenses related to the possible purchase. More than $30,000 has been pledged up front prior to this current request. Forms by which to state your pledge are available each week now and may be returned in confidence to an Organ Group member on a Sunday or at the KUC office during the week. Please ask any questions you may have for clarification of the process and request. (Pledge Form below.)
We ask your thoughtful consideration of this request. Please make as generous a pledge as you feel comfortable doing within the next weeks.
All contributions when actually made will receive tax receipts.
Here are reasons why we are considering this particular organ for KUC and for the wider community:
Worship: Music is a gift from God.
Head Start: $12,000 already pledged
Quality: “Best in the Business” say three accredited classical organists.
Quality: Best quality for the least price.
Discount: $55,000 instead of $75,000
Variety: This organ does jazz and pop.
Community Outreach: Vivace, Brandenburg Orchestra Concerts, Organ students (1 in the wings)
We are hoping that the Kamloops Community will consider helping the congregation of KUC financially with the purchase of this organ, if the congregation decides to proceed with this purchase.
We are asking that individuals and groups consider this request and pledge an amount for this organ which would be an asset to the whole community of Kamloops. (Please see the attached Pledge Form.)
The Pledge Form provides an opportunity for individuals or groups to indicate potential financial support. Please note – we are NOT collecting any money at this point in time. Instead, this is a “SURVEY” to determine if funding MAY BE available. The Pledge Form can be filled in on-line, saved, and returned to KUC via email. Information from the return of Pledge Forms will constitute part of the congregation’s decision on whether or not to proceed with this purchase.
Any pledges, responses, comments, or suggestions can be emailed to the address on the Pledge Form: firstname.lastname@example.org . Our congregation will be voting shortly after October 14th. Thus, we would appreciate any responses by or on October 14th.
Thank you to the Choir Directors who were interested in sharing information with their membership about this new instrument and how it might be used within the whole community.
Kamloops United Church