Tonight the cornerstone of our new church building was placed. The hole was dug last week and tonight instead of our weekly cell groups, we gathered to pray over the site and place the first concrete. We had a short song service and then our assistant pastor and youth pastor mixed the cement.
The first load of cement was poured in by Pastor Walt Hollis, who came down especially for this night. After the cement was poured, everyone who came to the service threw a stone into the hole, symbolizing that we are part of this church family and form the foundation of the church to come.
Finally we closed in prayer for the new building, the church leadership, and the continuing ministry of the church. The new building will have room for about 750 people and will serve as a sanctuary, gymnasium, and fellowship hall. I'll be posting more pictures as the construction moves forward.