I want to start by thanking all of you for the kind comments, phone calls and emails. Your prayers have been an encouragement to everyone at the church. Many are still mourning the loss of a facility which hosted countless memories of weddings, funerals, services, and ministry events. Despite the loss, there is a sense of God’s love and purpose that will drive us forward. At the conclusion of this post I have included some pictures that were taken today, but before sharing those I wanted to update you with some important information.
Church offices have now been moved to the Towncrest area in southeast Iowa City. Our phones are operational with the original Parkview number 354-5580. Our church email is not yet working, so please be patient if you have been trying to email us. It will hopefully be back online on by Monday. Please note that for various reasons, numerous staff members are working from home, so don't be surprised if you can't reach all of the Pastor's with the church phone number.
In regard to services, we will be at West High School’s auditorium at 9:00 and 10:30 am. Parking will be accessed through the east drive entrance. There is a chance we will run out of parking spots, which will require some to park in the large lot behind the school that is also being shared by National Guard vehicles forced to find new homes due to the flooding. Because of the parking situation, carpooling is recommended. I look forward to seeing many of you on Sunday!
Our new sign at the corner of Foster and Dubuque.
This view from the corner of Foster and Dubuque shows the soccer goals now almost completely immersed by the river.
This is our main north entrance.
Our estimation is that approximately three feet of water is now standing throughout the church facility.