EUMC Future Campus
Church Building Project Summary

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  • In June 2009, an ad hoc committee was formed by the church Board, to conduct a survey into the building of a new sanctuary or finding a place of worship to suit the needs of the growing congregation and the community, as a whole.

  • 2010 - The committee report recommended the building of a new sanctuary.

  • November 2011 - Formed a five-member building project committee to scout for land.

  • January 2012 - Purchase of an 18+ acres of land for $330,000.

  • District Board of Church Location and Building met with the leadership of EUMC, visited site, reviewed and approved purchase.

  • Blostein/Bart overly architects hired to develop concepts/schematic designs after a brainstorming session with the entire congregation.

  • Church Charge Conference in July 2013 for project commencement approval chaired by the District Superintendent. 

  • Project to be done in Phases.

    • I. Phase one - 28,000sf multi-purpose community and Education building. 

    • II. Phase two - 44,000sf Chapel, Sanctuary to seat 1500 and administration building. 

  • Reconstitution of the project committee into a 9-member Committee in August 2013.

  • In November 2013, Landowner donated adjourning 5+ acres to make it a total of 23+ acres.

  • Approval granted for tax-exempt status effective January 2015. Payment plan for back taxes (2012-2014).

  •     January 2015 – Completed land parcel consolidation.

  •     The Church Appointed a retired clergy of the UMC, Rev Mike Johnson, and Bart overly of Blostein/Bart overly architects to serve on the committee as ex-officio members. 

  •     Updates/changes made on plan - 2016

    • I.    Phase 0.5 - 225 parking lot, land scape,150 seat multi-purpose chapel/offices/rest rooms

    • II.    Phase 1.0 - 1000 seat sanctuary with education and library component.

  • III.    Phase 2.0 Multipurpose community, clinic and education building

  • In February, Congregation was informed of new updates.

  • March, 2016 – Met with District Board of church

  • Location  and Building to provide project updates.

  • 2017 – EUMC began search for a general contractor. Lincoln Construction emerged after a rigorous selection process. Runner up was The McKnight Group.

  • 2018 - EUMC reviewed schematic drawings with GC with the view to reduce total project cost.

  •  2020 – Project on hold due to Covid.

  • 2021 - EUMC reviewed cost comparison between renovation of current location vs. new build.

  • Confirming that new build was more economical, EUMC decided to list currentlocation to support new project.

  • GC and Eller Architecture LLC submitted new schematic drawings to be built in phases.

  • 2022 - EUMC accepts design and presents to District Board of church locations for approval. Board approves new multi purpose design and sale of 3330 Cleveland ave.

  • District Superintendent, Dr Tim L Bias, presided over the voting charge conference on May 8 th 2022 to finally commission the sale and construction process.

  • Bishop of the North Ohio conference, Rt, Rev. Gregory Vaughn Palmer, officially commissioned the capital campaign launch for the phase 1 construction of the new Ebenezer United Methodist multi purpose facility on May 8 th 2022.

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PROJECT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Bro. Daniel Assoku 
Bro. Kwasi Owusu-Nti 
Rev. Robert Ofosuhene Darkoh 
Bro. Kwabena Kankam  
Bro. Solomon Frimpong  
Bro. Albert Yirenkyi 
Bro. Charles Amattey 
Bro. Daniel K Asante 
Bro. Felix Kyere Kusi 
Ruby Pentsil-Bukari 

Sis. Joana Quainoo 

Dr. Isaac Okai  

Sis. Zara Kyere Kusi 

Bro. Isaac Walden  

Sis. Sandra Abanquah 

Sis. Hannah Amponsem 

Bro. Dennis Agyemang Agyapong 

Sis. Victoria Ongor

Sis. Samuel K Brefo-Ababio