The construction of Surface Creek Valley's newest house of worship has been an act of praise and worship for the believers in Jesus Christ who have built it.
The congregation will hold a special opening dedication service this Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at the church on Surface Creek Road near the intersection with Hanson Road.
Members of the congregation called on their own individual resources of artistic talent, professional work skill, willing effort, and inspiration to complete the structure — viewed by the congregation as a "Worship Center."
And it wasn't only members of the congregation who helped with the work. Time and again during construction, and seemingly at just the right moment, needed help appeared in some totally unexpected way.
The need for on-site sanitary facilities during construction was met by a donation from a local business. Experienced, professional volunteers appeared to help with installation of wall board and windows. An unexpected check came in to help with purchase of comfortable sanctuary seating. And, literally on the day that a bill arrived for $12,000 for foundation concrete work, an unexpected check for $6,000 arrived in the mail from friends living on the Front Range.
Members of the congregation see all the unexpected help as a true blessing, and as a confirmation of their own heart-felt contributions which strengthens a shared vision and missionary commitment.
Almost all of the work on the building was done by the congregation's volunteer efforts. Other than the big concrete foundation, state code work, and carpet installation, the new church was built as an act of worship by the people. Even the essential work of skilled financial management, construction management, and general contracting were provided by volunteers from the congregation.
From the 10x12-foot leaded glass cross overlooking the sanctuary to the dozens of scripture references scribed into the wall's finish coat, there is soul-moving art, inspiration, and worshipful praise to be seen throughout the building.
The spacious and comfortable feeling of the sanctuary is enhanced with handmade praise banners, and state of the art communications and video will help send the church's gospel message out to the world through modern high-tech media.
The Worship Center will be the center of all the church's outreach programs to youth, men and women, to the community and beyond, including an extended family of missionaries around the world that New Hope church helps support.blog comments powered by Disqus