Wednesday night, we met as a congregation and worked through the last part of the puzzle for the current expansion of our building. Based on the ongoing giving to the church expansion, the Strategy Planning Team, with affirmation from the Finance Ministry Team, proposed that we move forward with Alternate 3A (the shell for the Administration Building) of the building contract. Based on availability of funds, the congregation also gave responsibility to the Strategy Team to authorize the completion of the Admin Building as well.
If everything goes according to plan, the Admin Building will be completed shortly after the opening of the new worship center early in 2018..
We certainly have much for which to be thankful.
As we met with the Strategy Planning Team last week, the prevailing emotion was one of amazement as we watched what God has done to make all of this possible.
I want to give you the latest projection for opening and occupying the building.
The education portion for Preschool (birth through four year olds) and Children (kindergarten through sixth grade) should be complete in the summer. We plan to occupy that area beginning September 10 (the Sunday after Labor Day). That will mean that adult classes will be meeting in the current preschool and children’s wings at that time.
We also plan to begin our new worship schedule at that time. The new schedule will have two worship hours at 9:30 and 11:00 AM. Since our present worship center is not large enough to accommodate the attendance, we will use our present Fellowship Hall as an overflow room. Sometime between January 1 and Easter (April 1) 2018, we should begin meeting in the new worship area.
That building is taking shape nicely. I can’t wait for you to see it.
Our God has gone before us and opened amazing doors. We must praise Him for His blessings.
“Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised. No one can measure His greatness” (Psalm 145:3).