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It's a Great Day!

 

So sang the choir for our anthem on June 16th during our worship Services.  In was indeed a great day, for during the Coffee Hour that followed the 9 am worship service, the congregation gathered in the Family Life Center.  Pastor Chase had Mark Ellis introduce the Building Expansion committee, and then read sections of the mortgage document that was taken out for the construction of the building.  Clerk of Session, Patrice Law, along with Mark Ellis then shredded the document before the congregation.  Karen Ellis as Notary Public also helped with the shredding of the mortgage.  Christy Tompkins led us in singing the Doxology, and Pastor Chase offered a prayer of thanksgiving.  Then, those present were invited to take copies of the mortgage that had been placed at each table and bring their copies forward to share in the shredding of the mortgage.  The Coffee Hour committee then treated us to a wonderful coffee hour. 

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Since it's dedication, the Family Life Center has been an active place for church ministry. Our congregation has been hosting a House of Hope Cafe' Coffee House Ministry which has brought in various Christian music groups representing everything from DoWopp to Christian Rock to Contemporary Gospel and Praise music.

We now have hosted a number of pancake breakfasts between services, some fellowship dinners, and occasional volleyball and basketball youth activities.  The Family Life Center has been used for church related receptions, meetings, and various youth group activities, as well as the Vacation Bible School Program.

The Family Life Center has been a host site for the Ocean County Health Dept. Flu Shot Clinics, as well as other programs that have benefited the church and the larger community.  

Immediately following Super Storm Sandy our church, in partnership with Osbornville Baptist Church, used the Family Life Center to distribute supplies to storm victims and hosted home cooked meals to those in need.

In December of 2012 our church was blessed by a bequest that enabled our congregation to pay off the loan taken out to pay for the construction of the Facility.

 

 

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To see pictures of the construction, click here

To see our Building Expansion Archives, click here  

 To see pictures of Building Expansion Events, click here 

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