Powers Church 

Projects & Giving



Telephone: 260-665-5498

Email for Information on Powers Church



Restoration and maintenance of the church is funded by many wonderful donors, collections at our four Giving services, wedding fees, and tour groups. We have also received grants through the Steuben County Community Foundation. With your generous help the church will continue to be a historic treasure for our children and grandchildren.



Summertime at Powers Church

Bell Tower and Steeple Fund Drive

After 143 years of standing tall in all types of weather and abuse by woodpeckers, bats and other creatures the bell tower and steeple structure is badly in need of repair. This work is critical because of water damage to the bell tower, but also because of potential damage to the rest of the building that is structurally attached to the bell tower. We have received two matching grants to help fund this project. One is from the Jeffris Family Foundation for $32,000, and one is from the Indiana DNR Division of Historic Preservation for $25,000. Thanks to many people and organizations, we have met the match for the Indiana DNR grant. We still need $9,000 to complete the match for the Jeffris grant. Your donation can help make this possible.

Some of the repairs that need to be made to the Steeple.

Additional Repairs that need completed

Wallpaper Restoration is complete!

The wallpaper restoration for the west wall of the sanctuary is complete, thanks to the genius and skill of Bob Cross, the restoration expert who has worked for many years to complete this project. Bob cleaned and restored the original wallpaper on three walls of the sanctuary in 2006. The wallpaper on the west wall, however, had been destroyed in 1976 because of a large colony of bees which had to be removed from inside the wall. Bob decided to reproduce the original wallpaper on the west wall using a series of stencils. He patiently painted another level of the stencils every few years until the wall was finished last summer. You can see the beginning of the work in 2006 and the finished wall in the bottom picture. We are so grateful for his dedication to this project. Thank you also to the many people who donated to make this possible! 


Early Stages of Wall Paper Restoration Work by Bob Cross from Haselrick & Cross Painting

Meticulous Pattern Stenciling by Bob's daughter****


The Stenciling Continues

The Patient Work is Rewarded

The pulpit's finishing touches complete  

Pot Belly Heating System

Thank you to our wonderful donors! We are so grateful for your support! Thank you to everyone who has donated and will donate during this fund drive. With your help we can continue to maintain this historic treasure that stands as a tribute to the faith and perseverance of those who settled this area in the 1830's.


To help, you may use the PayPal button below to donate.    

or send your check to: Powers Church Restoration Committee,
8090 E 40 S Angola, IN 46703.
(Please indicate if a deductible tax receipt is needed)


Powers Church Restoration Committee
8090 E 40 S Angola, IN 46703
Telephone: 260-665-5498 Email:powerschurch@gmail.com