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Fund-raising kicked off to build community family life center

Donors will match what The Crossing church raises in 2012

The clock is ticking for members of The Crossing to raise as much money as they can before the big ball drops in Times Square on Jan. 1.

That’s because donors have come forward to match, dollar for dollar, what the congregation has raised so far to build a $2-$5-million church and family life center.

Crossing elder Eric Most, who is doing the lion’s share of raising funds now, said he’s meeting individually with business owners, farmers, ranchers and others and challenging them to invest back into Gothenburg.

If the community wants the next generation to return to Gothenburg, he said it’s things like a family and life center that will help draw them back.

“As beautiful as this town is, this is a major piece of the puzzle to draw young families to town,” Most said. “There’s nothing like this.”

Most said the project is community-based and not just for The Crossing fellowship.

“We’d like it to be a matching challenge for the whole community to rally around and engage in the process,” Most said. “We also want people to use the facility for their own events.”

Most said the church hopes to have a full set of plans by March and will start construction once enough money is raised and supplies and services donated.

“We want this to be so big that people realize God showed up,” he said.

Contributions can be made to the Pony Express Center Foundation, Box 263, Gothenburg, NE, 69138. Checks are also accepted at the Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce office.

For more information, Most can be contacted at 529-1331.

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