In 1898, a local group of German Evangelical Church Members joined with their friends and neighbors to “Step Out in Faith” and build the carpenter gothic building we now know as the Bardsdale United Methodist Church.
Now it is our turn to “Step Out in Faith”, so that our children and grandchildren will have a modern, active place to meet, praise and learn about God and their place in his world.
Today the Bardsdale Congregation is once again looking to the future.
What are the plans?
A: Our goal is to raise a total of $50,000 to enhance the church and its surroundings.
First we plan to change the parking area on the north side of the church. As traffic has become faster, more numerous and more dangerous, protection of the children and adults of our congregation has become increasingly critical. Therefore, we are planning to replace the front parking area with pleasing landscaping and a marquee, moving the handicapped parking area to the safer east side of the ramp and encouraging others to park on the south side of the church.
All parking areas on the west and south sides of the church will be repaved and striped.
In addition we will add a lovely rose garden and marquee to both enhance the look of the church and discourage parking in that location.
What will the exterior improvements cost?
A: Current estimates indicate that it will cost $25,000 to accomplish the repaving and striping, $11,500 to prepare and plant the rose garden and install the marquee.
What else needs to be done?
A: The once lovely blue carpet in the sanctuary has come to the end of its life, worn out as we have walked upon it for church services, children’s plays, weddings, and the many activities of a wonderfully engaged congregation. It will be replaced as well as the bride’s room, hallway, narthex and chancel areas.
What will the interior improvements cost?
A: The members of the carpet committee have explored pricing and colors and have received an estimate of $13,500 to purchase and install the new carpeting.
When the project is complete, it will be a beautiful addition to the church. The community will know that we are still a vibrant, active church.
How can you help make this project a reality?Donate via Ezekiel Giving (general fund)
Bardsdale United Methodist Church
1498 Bardsdale Ave.
Fillmore, CA 93015
It is all up to you! Be a part of giving our church new life as we continue the legacy left to us by our founders almost 120 years ago.