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Welcome back to the renovated worship center! What a blessing to worship here together this morning. Our construction partners worked hard to complete this area of the building prior to our return. As you look around, you may notice a few things here and there that may not look quite complete. Inevitably we will continue to hammer out some final details over the next few weeks.

In the next week or two…
Building renovations are the majority of this renewal. But we will also be reconfiguring the parking lot—a plan that was approved by the township just this past Monday; creating more parking spaces and optimizing the traffic flow into the new family-friendly entrance. Look for the “groundbreaking” on the east side of our building to begin in the next couple weeks!

Over the next 3 months…
Connecting with others will need to be more intentional. The narrow corridor between the main entrances and lack of one common area to meet before and after church will encourage us to develop some new patterns to help the foster community during this time of transition.

Various ministries will kick off as space becomes more readily available. It’s not safe to assume that this year’s fall ministry plan will look like last year’s plan. The September “Reflections” you received this morning spells out the modified semester of ministry opportunities.

We realize that the coming months will include a number of disruptions and inconveniences to the daily happenings of our church. However, this is an opportunity for all of us to grow—and even thrive—as our more comfortable patterns are disrupted. It is a great time to think in fresh ways how we can worship God and serve others during this time of transition.

Giving to Project: Renewal

Thank you to all who have pledged toward Project: Renewal. Your gracious giving is making a difference. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to pledge toward Project: Renewal, there are pledge cards in east and west lobby. As always, we are simply asking all to pray, listen intently, and be obedient to the Lord’s prompting—in that order.