SHHHHHH….We are in the Library!
Being a church plant we had to come the conclusion very quickly that it is not about where we meet but it is about WHO we have gathered to worship. We don’t have a building that we own or rent. We are very thankful and blessed with the administration at Sullivan North High School to allow us the use of their facilities on Sundays. We have met here since our first gathering on Easter Sunday of 2016.
We first gathered in the Auditorium for about 9 months. It was a great place for us but it was not without faults. It was very large and swallowed us as a congregation. Then one of the heat pumps went out and it was colder in there than it was outside in the winter.
So we moved temporarily to the foyer between the gym and auditorium. We gathered here for 6 weeks. It was good for our church because it brought us closer in proximity and in spirit. But we knew all along this was not a long-term solution to our space issues. The main reason was that there was no more room in the hallway for visitors, and we always want to make sure we have room for anyone who wants to gather with us.
After much prayer and discussion with our leaders and the school administration we have found a new gathering place at Sullivan North. We are gathering in the Library for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30. We had our first service there yesterday. Now it was not without its hiccups but we did it not for us but to worship our Savior. So, if you are looking for us at Sullivan North we are in the Library. Come and join us, pull up a chair and sit at a table, or if you are one the lucky ones you can sit on one the couches; just be careful not to snore too loudly. We may be young as a church but we discovered rather quickly that it is not about what room or building you gather in to worship, but it is really about WHO we have come together to worship. We promise we won’t make you be quiet.
Colossians 3:16-17 Message
“Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.”