Over the past several months, we have seen a shift in our building usage. At the beginning of the year, Calvary Chapel moved from our upstairs in the Education Building. We are now preparing for the Pine Grove Nursery School to begin it’s renovations. Already we see the first signs of them with the preparation of a playground area in the front of the Education Building. If the weather warms up, we will soon see a green rubberized mat poured out over the rubberized mulch. It will be spongy – What fun!
Beginning in April, the Word of Life Congregation, which was worshipping in our sanctuary, will be moving to a new location. On the final March Sunday, Hartmut and I received a heart-felt farewell from their congregation, including a card and a bouquet! They are very grateful for the good relationship we have tended over the last five years, and wanted us to share this with entire congregation. They are moving to a location, which is closer to their membership. Their vivid worship on Sunday afternoons will certainly be missed by all of us. We wish them God Speed!
Throughout March and into April, our church has offered the 2010 Census free access to our Fellowship Hall for the purpose of testing new census takers. From about 2:00 until 7:00 pm on Fridays, there has been a continuous stream of applicants. This is just another way that we have opened our buildings for community use.