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“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  Luke 6:38


Welcome to the Re’ese Adbarat Debre Selam Kidist Mariam Church Construction Project web page. This site is dedicated to providing the status of and information on the construction of the new church project. 
Important project milestones 

June 2009 – the Board officially formed a Project committee and assigned the committee to come up with options to build the Church.

July 2009 – the committee started gathering requirements from members, spiritual leaders, banks, the city government, and other sources.

July – Nov 2010 – various meetings were held to gather additional information

December 2009 – The committee provided its first document that outlined the four options based on various selection criteria including best land use, cost, permit fee, and financing. 

March 2010 – After a long discussion/debate among Board members, the Board made a decision to implement one of the options provided and directed the committee to proceed. 

June 27, 2010 – the team provided detailed information on the status of the project including the churches’ new design and model.

July 17, 2010 – the committee is preparing to invite professionals from different disciplines to help in the various teams. These teams are construction, finance, legal, public relations, fundraising, and administrative assistance. 

August 15, 2010 – the committee will make a decision as to how to proceed with developing the construction document.

September 15, 2010 – the committee will submit the loan application package to Wachovia Bank to establish a line of credit.

October 15, 2010 – the construction document will be submitted to the DC Government.


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