Woodmont chapel complete!
On August 18th of 2019, many of us stood outside on a blazing hot summer day to break ground on our new chapel and children’s area. Woodmont had just celebrated its 76th birthday a month before. Although construction took longer than we originally anticipated, I am now happy to report that our new addition is complete and looks phenomenal!
This grand addition to our church is the result of many years of visioning, planning, and growth. We have countless people, both lay and staff, who have worked tirelessly to see this project come to fruition. I want to thank our entire church for the vision, fortitude, sacrifice, and generosity that made this beautiful space a reality. A special thanks to Christine Beck, Tom Gormley, Justin Lowe, Batten & Shaw, and our entire building committee.
We should be receiving our official occupancy permit any day. We plan to hold both of our worship services (9:15 A.M. & 10:30 A.M.) in the new chapel on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, with our safety protocols in place. We plan to continue this on February 21st and 28th as well. This will allow everybody a chance to experience the new chapel.
Although we will not be having our regular Bridge service for some time because of the pandemic and musical restrictions, we are thankful to finally worship inside this beautiful space. We plan to hold an official dedication later in the spring when we have warmer weather and more vaccinations have been received so that more people can be a part of it.
We are now winding down our three-year capital campaign, “Building For Our Future.” To date, we have received $8.23 million of the $8.5 million pledged to this project. We are getting very close to our goal! We are kindly encouraging everybody to please send in the balance of their pledges as soon as possible. Our goal continues to be to complete this without lasting debt.
This new building will serve Woodmont well for many years and generations to come. It will house worship, weddings, funerals, speakers, retreats, conferences, youth events, groups, and classes. The lighting, sound, and technology is state of the art. Our children’s ministry will be able to spread out and grow as the pandemic continues to get better.
I cannot thank all of you enough for your generosity, commitment, and dedication. We should all be very proud of this new building and excited for the many lives that will be inspired, educated, and changed in the years to come! Throughout this pandemic, watching this chapel go up has been a sign of hope and motivation to keep looking ahead despite unforeseen challenges. We ask God’s blessing upon this new space now and in the many years to come!
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