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Temecula church raising money for new building, with interfaith support

By in Press Enterprise on December 8, 2017

By Staff report

  • The interfaith community helped Hope Lutheran Church with landscaping work on Oct. 21, 2017. The church is trying to raise $200,000 to complete their new building. (Photo courtesy of Hope Lutheran Church)

  • The interfaith community helped Hope Lutheran Church with landscaping work on Oct. 21, 2017. The church is trying to raise $200,000 to complete their new building. (Photo courtesy of Hope Lutheran Church)

    The interfaith community helped Hope Lutheran Church with landscaping work on Oct. 21, 2017. The church is trying to raise $200,000 to complete their new building. (Photo courtesy of Hope Lutheran Church)

  • The interfaith community helped Hope Lutheran Church with landscaping work on Oct. 21, 2017. The church is trying to raise $200,000 to complete their new building. (Photo courtesy of Hope Lutheran Church)

    The interfaith community helped Hope Lutheran Church with landscaping work on Oct. 21, 2017. The church is trying to raise $200,000 to complete their new building. (Photo courtesy of Hope Lutheran Church)

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As Hope Lutheran Church and Preschool’s new building nears completion, Temecula’s interfaith community is rallying in support after a few surprise expenses.

The church is aiming to raise $200,000 after hitting some unexpected roadblocks such as an escalation in building materials and fees, rains that have delayed construction, and a mandated community horse trail.

In October 118 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped put 500 plants in the ground. Support has also come from members of the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley, and Blake Ryan and his Boy Scout Troop helped out as part of his Eagle Scout project.

“Our resources are exhausted,” said pastor Sandra Bentz in a letter on their GoFundMePage. “We need funds for flooring, […]    

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