The Panama United Methodist Church, located at 12 Main St. in Panama, N.Y., is entering a major funds campaign to pay for its CenterPoint project. The CenterPoint project consists of a new Fellowship Hall with seating for over 200 people, a renovated and enlarged kitchen, and an enlarged and enriching space for children’s ministry. The church wishes to make these improvements so that they can better serve their membership, the community of Panama, and the surrounding communities that utilize the church facility.
This campaign will officially begin with a presentation to the church at the 10:15am Worship Service on Sunday April 2, 2017, with Dr. Robert S. Hallett as the featured speaker. Dr. Hallett, who is the Founder and President of TLC Ministries, Inc. of New Castle, Indiana, will also be leading the Scriptural Funding Campaign.
Coming originally from New Brunswick, Canada, Dr. Hallett graduated from Bethany Bible College in Sussex, New Brunswick, with a Ministerial Diploma, and from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, with a B.A. in Theology. He attended the Anderson (Indiana) School of Theology while pastoring nearby, and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, with his M.Div. degree. He started his doctoral studies at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, and received his D.Min. degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Dr. Hallett has served as pastor of local churches in Wisconsin and Indiana, on the Development staff of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and has been helping churches throughout the country to raise major funds for building and renovation projects since 1985. In addition to his leadership of TLC Ministries, he has personally conducted several hundred capital campaigns for local churches, and has consistently seen their people respond very positively to this proven Scriptural approach to raising major funds. He observes: “History teaches us that the challenge afforded by a church, especially when it does something major to improve its facility situation, is usually perceived by its people as an ideal opportunity to invest substantially in things of eternal value.”
Pastor, Rev. Steven Taylor invites all members and friends of the Panama United Methodist Church to participate in the Campaign Launch Service on April 2nd, and in each phase of the campaign as it leads up to their church-wide Celebration Event scheduled for Sunday, July 9, 2017. For more information, contact the church office at 716-782-4031.