Help restore our buildings and grounds.
Project SOS, the Restoration Fund, is an effort by Blawenburg Church to repair, improve, and preserve the physical facilities of the church and grounds. We need the community's help to restore our state and national treasure. See the links below learn more about this project and how you can help it come to fruition.
Thanks to donations from church members, friends, and community residents, we have raised about half of the money needed for our campus preservation project. We appreciate all donations.
As of September 2022, we have been able to repair and repaint the church and its iconic steeple. We also have been able to relocate the bats that had taken residence in our attic and belfry. The attic has been cleaned and reinsulated.
The interior of the church has been painted and the organ has been completely renovated.
There are several more projects that still need to be done in the coming years including continuing the refurbishing of the interior sanctuary, repair and repave the driveways, and replacement of the heating and air conditioning systems. Donations are gladly accepted to help maintain the historic church campus.
Our Historic Church
Our Historic Church
Do you know that this church is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places? Learn how it was built in 1830 as the Second Reformed Dutch Church of Harlingen and some of its 189 year history of service in our community.
Learn more about the history of this historic church.
What are the Goals of Project SOS?
The church building is 192 years old and it is showing its age. This project will help restore the old building to make it structurally sound, safer, and healthier for all who use it. Similarly, the driveways and grounds need restoration work.
about the project and its goals.
Ways to Donate
We need the help of the community to reach our goals. Learn some of the ways that you can donate to help preserve this historic church.