Meetinghouse Renovation Campaign

Why a community–wide campaign?

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There is no building or structure in the town that more truly represents our community heritage and history than the church meetinghouse.
— Travis Warren, ACF

This campaign is about preserving our historic meetinghouse and its parsonage, and making sure the church building is a safe, inviting space for all who use it now and in the future. The meetinghouse is truly a community house. As with any >200- year- old building that is heavily used, maintenance is an ongoing, expensive, never-ending proposition. Major projects, predominately related to safety and preservation and that are necessary to meet future needs, can no longer be postponed. The Church and AFC partnership is asking the congregation and the community to help financially with the work planned.

Why is the ACF involved?

Recognizing the importance of the historic meetinghouse in the life of the community, the ACF is partner- ing with the church to raise funds to ensure that the building will be preserved, safe, and secure to serve future generations of Amherst citizens. The ACF, dedicated to “enhancing the quality of life in Amherst, “ believes that this joint project carries out its mission. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, it will act as fiscal agent for receipt of funds from the public.

How does the community use the meetinghouse?

As you can see from the many uses of this building, investing in its preservation is an investment in the future of our town. We are honored to be part of this important project. This structure is central to our town’s idyllic village, in both form and function.
— Lisa Kaveney, ACF
  • Preschool in the Village

  • Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops

  • Free Community Suppers Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Breakfast with Santa

  • Historical Society of Amherst

  • Amherst Junior Women

  • Friends of the Library book sale

  • Amherst Library Children’s Summer Reading Celebration

  • Atherton Commons Board of Directors

  • Let Go Your Summer Mind

  • NH Humanities Programs

  • Red Cross Blood Drives

  • Community choral and organ concerts

  • Countless weddings, funerals, memorial services, and meetings.

What are the goals of the campaign?

The church set a goal of $850,000. In a tremendous response from the congregation and two local grants in the first three months of the campaign, the church has received gifts and pledges of over $500,000. With the help of the congregation, the community, and grants from local foundations, it believes the church will reach its goal.

Donate Online to Meetinghouse Campaign

For information on how you can help:

Email us at info@amherstfoundation.org or call us at (603 785-4290

Read more details on the Church site: http://www.ccamherst.org/capcampaign

Tax deductible pledges or donations may be mailed to:

Amherst Community Foundation
PO Box 256, Amherst NH 03031