Christ Lutheran Church (CLC) of Valparaiso is acquiring a pipe organ from a Lutheran congregation unable to use it in their new sanctuary, and this church wanted to give it to a church who could use it. CLC’s existing electronic organ was “dying” and its new sanctuary was ideal for this used pipe organ.
While the pipe organ was free, the cost to move the organ to Chicago to have it reconditioned, the reconditioning, and then the move to and installation at CLC was not free! While approximately two-thirds of the cost has been covered by members and friends of CLC, funds are still needed to complete the acquisition.
In order to raise additional funds for the acquisition, CLC is sponsoring an On-Line Benefit Auction through Bidding for Good, a unique online auction platform designed for nonprofit organizations; this auction site has a large following of bidders which makes our auction items available to bidders beyond CLC and the Valparaiso community. (You can find out more about Bidding for Good at: www.biddingforgood.com). In light of the good fortune that CLC has had in being able to acquire this used pipe organ from another congregation, CLC is passing on this blessing by donating 10% of the net proceeds from the On-line Benefit Auction to Housing Opportunities of Valparaiso.
If you wish to support our pipe organ directly, you may donate via our Giving+ page.