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Varnes Contracting to host workshop on church construction

Varnes Contracting will host a workshop designed especially for pastors and church leaders on construction andvarnes_logo renovation of ministry facilities.  The complimentary program will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Northeast Florida Builders Association and will include lunch.

Topics and speakers include:

• Key questions to consider before you build, including parking limitations, land size and seating capacity—Tom Messer, senior pastor, Trinity Baptist Church;

• Understanding the building process, including selecting architects, engineers and contractors, and analyzing the pros and cons of bid projects versus negotiated projects—John Blunt, executive pastor, First Baptist Church;

• Financial options and plans designed for churches—Nick Simonic, accounting specialist, church finances and Bennett Brown, president, American Enterprise Bank;

The workshop will be conducted at Northeast Florida Builders Association, 103 Century 21 Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32216. For more information, contact Cindy Beck at 904-207-6073 or

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