Boehm’s Chapel Needs Your ExtraGive
Save the date! The ExtraGive, Lancaster County’s largest day of giving is happening on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.
Formerly known as the Extraordinary Give, ExtraGive is a 24-hour event every November where people across our community join to financially support and highlight the work of nonprofit organizations. This year is the fourth time the Boehm’s Society is participating in the program. The first two years we raised $4,275 and in 2021 we raised $4073.51. In addition, we received $2,200 last year from donors who sent money directly to us.
With these donations, we were able to bring back programs such as Heritage Sunday in which we had a “visit” from Bishop Francis Asbury last June. More groups from confirmation classes, churches and Bible schools have started to tour the Chapel and weddings are again occurring as COVID has waned. On Dec. 3, we will hold our traditional Advent service for the first time in three years because of the pandemic.
As we look forward to new programs next year a donation of $150 will sponsor a music program and $200 will provide an honorarium for a speaker. Any amount you are able to donate will be appreciated. The amounts cited are to give you an idea what our financial obligations are and how we might use your donations.
This year we again offer donors a chance to give toward expenses if they so desire. If you do not wish to tie your donation to a specific item, that is fine, too. In addition to supporting programs that assist us in of preserving the historic and spiritual legacies of Boehm’s Chapel, we need to maintain the physical needs of the Chapel and the Tying Shed.
Utility bills have increased due to inflation a as we must maintain cooling in the summer to prevent mildew and heating in the winter to protect from freeze damage. A donation of $150 would help us put a dent in our monthly utility costs. We are still seeking $50 donations to support the care of our fledging Mama Bean apple trees.
Last year with your support we were able to replace the shutters on the Chapel.
This year we are developing a plan for replacing the Chapel’s roof. The Chapel is now 31 years old and this means that maintenance costs will continue to rise. Those of you who have been in a home that is more than 20 years old will know how things wear out and need to be replaced.
Anyone donating $500 to a fund for roof replacement will be listed as a Benefactor-Life member and will receive the newsletter and be able to vote at annual meetings without paying annual dues. Those who are already on that list will move up to Patron-Life.
Donors will be able to donate at the ExtraGive’s website (extragive.org) that day from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. There is a minimum donation of $10 per organization.
The Chapel and Tying Shed will be open on ExtraGive Day from noon to 6 p.m.
Come meet a “circuit rider” who will tell about his experiences and the significance Martin Boehm and later the Chapel had in circuit rider history. Visitors are also welcome to pray, sit in silence, or contemplate the spiritual history of this historical site.
Support Boehm's Chapel with Your ExtraGive
Make a donation on our ExtraGive page. Your donation will help support roof replacement, sponsor a Heritage Sunday program, assist with utility costs for the chapel and tying shed, or provide nursery care for our apple trees. Thank you for your support!