Since its construction and dedication in 1941, the Harrell Memorial Chapel on the Waco campus has been holy ground; the focal point of spiritual development for thousands of children and youth. While new homes continue to be built as part of the Building Hope capital campaign, the chapel is designated as a “Legacy Building;” a structure whose rich history will be preserved as the ministry makes necessary improvements to ensure it is equipped to meet the needs of those in care now and in the future.
According to Don McAvoy, benefactor relations officer and coordinator of the chapel project, MCH is asking friends and supporters, beginning with United Methodist congregations in the six Conferences of Texas and New Mexico, to provide gifts for the chapel restoration and renewal project.
McAvoy said the ultimate goal is to raise $450,000, which includes funding for paint, pew restoration, a new sound system with cameras and projectors, and the addition of an outdoor worship space and prayer labyrinth adjacent to the chapel.
“We believe and are asking the Lord to use the restoration and renewal of this historic, sacred space to draw others to Jesus like never before,” McAvoy said.
For more information about supporting the Harrell Memorial Chapel Restoration and Renewal project, contact Kelly Lawson at KLawson@MCH.org or (800) 853-1272.