Building Usage Policy and Fee Schedule
It is the desire of the members of First Friends Church (FFC) that our building and properties be used to the glory of God and managed with biblical principles of stewardship—not wishing to hoard or to misuse what God has provided. According to the “Exempt Property Report for Religious Purposes,” organizations who use the property must be considered to be in furtherance of our religious mission or purposes on record with the State. Uses and users must be nonprofit. The mission and purposes statement on record with the State of Colorado, Division of Property Taxation, Department of Local Affairs, reads as follows:
Propogation of the gospel of Jesus Christ as Savior through worship services, Christian education classes, Bible study groups, weddings, funerals, church business meetings, substance abusers anonymous group meetings, and fellowship.
It is, therefore, the policy of FFC that no for-profit organizations may have use of the building or properties of First Friends Church of Colorado Springs. It is also the FFC’s policy that no food or beverages be taken into the sanctuary; that no alcoholic beverages are allowed on the premises; and that no smoking and no pets be allowed inside the FFC buildings.
No janitorial services are included in the rental fees. All set up and clean up must be administered by the organization using the building unless janitorial arrangements are made through the Stewards Committee Contact. Damage to the facility, beyond normal wear and tear, will be charged to the organization and must be reported to the Stewards Committee Contact immediately.
Individual or Family Usages
Rentals for weddings, bridal or baby showers, funerals, or other functions are available based on a fee schedule. Some or all fees may be waived for members or regular attenders of First Friends Church as deemed appropriate by the Stewards Committee but those responsible for the usage must take care that all requirements on a specific checklist have been secured. All fees are payable with the return of the building usage form no later than one week prior to the scheduled event.
Please contact the church office for questions regarding rental of the facilities.