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Dear Soorp Khatch Church Members and Supporters,
There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child, well, similarly, it takes the whole community to care for and support the vision and mission of our church.
Soorp Khatch Church was founded 58 years ago, when a few parishioners came together and established a home for us and we are eternally grateful for their boldness, vision and sacrifices. The church has always been the center of our community and our people. During the past 58 years, it has delivered faith, hope and love to our community through Sunday services and sacraments and a sense of national pride through community events. Since then, our community has grown and evolved. It’s important to acknowledge the contributions of our leaders and community members as we get ready to move into the next phase of our future.
In January a meeting was held to update our community on the status of the property on River Road, the site of our future church and community center. At that meeting it was shared that a Phase I of the project is to build the community center. The community center will be able to accommodate Hamasdegh school, hold our annual events and can be used to generate rental income to help as we move into future phases of the project, including building the sanctuary.
We have reached a critical point in this project. Fundraising efforts have begun in order to make this long-awaited dream a reality. Our new home will not be built without your generous financial support. Our goal is to raise $4 million dollars by November of this year so that we can alleviate the debt on the property and to start to build the community center. Every dollar counts, you have the option to make a recurring donation regardless how small or large on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. We have also set up the means to be able to receive donations via stocks, bonds or property. If everyone gives to the best of their ability, we can bring this plan to fruition. As a 501(c)3 organization, your donations are fully tax deductible.
We need to come together as a community and embrace the vision of our future home. Our community and future generations need a home to ensure we preserve our Armenian religion, heritage and our identity. We will successfully build our new home together for each and every member of this community to enjoy, for our children and future generations to grow and flourish together as Armenians. You have the opportunity to leave a rich legacy with your family’s name (naming rights) ingrained for years to come as a generous contributing member of our community. Let us leave a rich legacy for our children and grandchildren just as founding members of our community did for this building 58 years ago.
We look forward to your positive response. Your ongoing support is deeply appreciated. If you have questions or want more details about the project, please call the church office at (301) 229-8742 or [email protected].
Archpriest Fr. Sarkis Aktavoukian, Pastor
Anto Tossounian, Chairman, Board of Trustees