Report of Rental for 2022 and Plans for future
Jeff Benoit, team lead for the Administration Team, is committed to developing our building as an income stream.
We will be re-constituting an Event Rental Team (ERT) to assist in target marketing, operations and procedures. We'd love to have you join us. There will be a sign-up sheet available at the Annual Meeting for those who are interested in finding out more about the team.
Early in 2022, we were informed by Delhi that we could not advertise as a "rental venue". However, we can offer all the services a church normally offers, which includes use of the building for parties and events. This first year has been a learning curve. Inquiries continue to come in to use our building for a variety of events - weddings, parties, memorials and more.
In 2022, we rented out for a large memorial service, a New Year's Eve party (non-alcoholic) and several small groups. Our members used the facilities for 2 memorial services, a baby shower, and some small group gatherings.
Looking forward to 2023
Staffing: We now have a better idea of staffing requirements. For events over 75 people, we need to have two people on the premises. This is a paid contract position and we'd love to have you join the roster of people trained and available to be a facilities manager or assistant for events as they are booked. Contact Jessica Shelton if this is something you are interested in. Our goal is to have a minimum of 4 people on our roster.
Available Rental Times: We have discovered that it is really difficult to rent out the building on a Saturday night and still be ready for Sunday service - which is our main activity! We have decided to limit Saturday rentals to no later than 5 pm.