As a community, we currently face the challenge of having an iconic building that we cannot use. It is costly to earthquake strengthen ($4 million) and requires investment to make it useful to our community ($1 million). We have decided to pursue upgrading our building for a number of reasons:
- It is one of the few iconic, loved, buildings in Palmerston North;
- The community and council have clearly expressed their desire that this building not be lost – it helps define the city centre;
- It is a community asset with unique qualities for the performance of the arts as well as for worship; and
- We believe we are meant to be a church that serves the city centre – the soul of a city needs to be nurtured.
We are asking your support in seeing this community asset, this regional icon, fully restored and brought into a new epoch of activity and service.