Just a couple of things to note.
Yes, times are hard and money is a stretch for anyone these days, however, if you're gonna devalue God's ministry by not aiming for the best your money can buy by saying
if its gonna be a church kit i dont want to spend 3k
Then you really have no business selecting a kit for the church.
Last point, I used to agree with robin that picking what sounded good to you is whats best but I'm now a believer of whats right for the church.
Generally, maple are the better all round kits for all situations, so in light of the fact that the kit belongs to the church (and not you), I'd say going for a kit that suits the church's needs not your own should really be the priority (whether its maple or birch, I can't say). But certainly look at this purchase in light of what best serves the church.
Whichever kit you decide on, they're all pretty good kits for their prices.