Calling those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty! Volunteers are needed to gather barn boards that have been donated to the Church.
In the spring of 2016 some members of the church congregation were having a discussion and it came to our attention that the local Arts & Crafts community were using old Barnwood for picture frames, wood projects etc. After exploring the “genuine barnwood” environment further, it was decided to approach local farmers/ranchers/landowners about this resource which is currently sitting in fields in various stages of decay and disrepair.
Our investigation revealed that current burning restrictions and prohibitive environmental dump costs were important factors. Our volunteer team completed a site/structure review and determined barnwood could be safely harvested and made available to the general public at a reasonable cost. In recognition of the donation of this resource by the farmers/ranchers and landowners the church is providing a tax receipt for the value of material sold off the various sites. The money received from this activity is being directed to various capital projects as it becomes available (eg. the 1910 Church and attached newer structure has been repaired/repainted and the parking lot repaired/regraded to date).
This initiative is environmentally friendly as it removes old structures (which could be a hazard), thus recycling the wood fiber for alternative use in the broader community while removing old nails/wire etc. from the sites as well.
Our inventory is ever changing as material is harvested and sold. We advertise via Kijiji (several related postings) and word of mouth,
and greatly appreciate the growing support from the community at large.
Our product mix includes:
- shiplap (various widths and profiles)
- rough cut (unplaned) lumber
- planks including corral boards
- cedar fencing
- 2 inch to 12 inch wide planed boards in various lengths
- occasional old barn doors and windows and fence posts.
Ian Galbraith, Barnwood Project Lead
Funds raised from events are used to support the Church operations as well as contribute to the Outreach program. Volunteers welcome with passion for events and ideas to raise funds for community and outreach initiatives.
Church Office or a member of the Leadership Team