Raise the Roof Campaign




September 27, 2022

We are still seeking donations for our roof replacement campaign. Donations to date have reached $48,185 exceeding 1/3 of our goal of $140,000.  We invite you all to contribute to this effort.  If every family participates, we have success in securing grants, and raise additional funds with our special fundraising events, we feel confident we will meet our goal. 


Since initiating our “bottles and cans drive” we have netted $226 in donations.  So, when you’re thinking about cashing in your bottles and cans, please keep your church in mind and consider donating them to benefit the roof campaign. Those donations are making a difference.


We are currently in the process of applying for grants to three private foundations serving our community. We will keep you informed as to the progress of this effort.


As we move into the fall months and a more fully gathering of our congregation, we ask that you prayerfully consider supporting our Capital Campaign and be inspired by the blessings your giving has already accomplished.


Every donation, regardless of amount, will help us reach our goal.


Thank you and God Bless,


Gene Signor

Raise the Roof Committee

Raise the Roof Meter


About Raise the Roof Campaign

The roofs of our buildings (church, garage, and parsonage) are in need of replacement!


We continue to conduct a capital campaign to raise funds to replace all three roofs

Rather than continuing to spend money on patching various roof leaks as they occur, we decided

it will be more cost effective in the long run to make a full roof replacement on all three buildings.

We continue to make progress, but as you can see, we have a long way to go before reaching our goal. 


Please consider helping us in our effort to meet this most pressing need. Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated as the church needs your financial support now more than ever before. 




Your donation will provide us with the funds to replace our roofs and preserve a valuable community asset. 

To donate please contact us!

Cortland First United Methodist Church

734 State Route 222

Cortland, New York 13045

(607) 756-5426


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