Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Welcome Home

On Friday around 2:30 pm, after a really long week of hard work, Parkview was granted building occupancy. The permit was followed by a wedding that evening and services over the weekend. That's what I call coming in under the wire. Thank you Lord!

Below I've included pictures from services. I've included a few pictures on top which illustrate what the worship center looked like just 6 months ago. It's come a long way, that's for sure!

I can't say thanks enough for all the people who poured out so much in terms of time and resources to get us back so quickly. Over 50,000 square feet of facility was about 4 feet under water creating about $800,000 in renovation expense. Thankfully, with insurance money and about $240,000 in this years Thanksgiving offering, we returned to the facility with no debt. Again, thank you Lord!

As a reminder, we still have a long way to go in terms of moving back and wrapping up construction, but we are definitely thankful to have reached this first huge milestone.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Quick Update

Sorry for my lack of posted updates. Life has been particularly busy as I try to balance typical seasonal planning, our facility renovation, being a seminary student, and trying to keep up as a father and husband. Things will continue to be pretty slim in regard to posting until I can get on the other side of things. In the mean time here's a few quick updates....


We've got a full week of work ahead, but have been given limited occupancy for the upcoming wedding and services. On Saturday from 8:30-1:30 pm people are invited to come and help clean the facility in preparation for Sunday morning.


Choir, orchestra, band and vocal team will be coming together for services on Sunday at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am. We should have overflow up and running in the chapel in the event of overcrowding.


Services will be at 4:30 and 6:00 pm.


On January 4th, I am teaching in services from Romans 12:1-2. It should be an encouraging time as we consider what it means to be a living sacrifice for God.


On the week of January 5-9, the offices of Parkview will be relocating from our temporary location back to 15 Foster.


On January 25th we are planning a grand opening that will be widely publicized throughout the community. More on that later...