This week brings the culmination of more than a decade of prayer and planning. It is hard to believe that we first began to talk about a potential new building at the conclusion of our Visioning effort. A Master Site Plan started the process with big dreams and big prayers. Their good work was augmented by that of our Facilities Implementation Team and other teams that worked with them in security, decorating, technology and Sanctuary improvement. All of that work led to our Bridging Generations prayer and fund-raising effort. It is impossible to say “thank you” to everyone personally, so perhaps it is best to simply say “Thanks be to God,” for this remarkable gift we have received in our new building.
Saying “thank you to God” is exactly what we will do on Sunday as we dedicate this wonderful space. We will meet in the Atrium, the lower Atrium and the Mountain View Room for overflow gathering during our Sunday School time to offer this gift back to God. In both morning worship services we will celebrate communion. In addition, since our goal was to “Bridge Generations” we will do that consciously in worship as Cookie Greer and I work together on a children’s message that will be for all God’s children. I do hope you will be here for a red-letter day in this Centennial year.
Sunday evening we will join together at the close of a great day for a special musical gift to our church and community. Our 8:40 and 11 AM musical groups will join together for an evening of praise. Be sure to invite a friend to join with us for this very special evening.
I want to say thanks to all of you who have been a part of Bridging Generations from the first day to today. You are a part of something wonderful that will bless our church and our city for years to come. Let’s join together Sunday to celebrate what God is doing in our midst. I can’t wait to see you!