A lot has happened in the last few months! After much discernment and prayer, we as a launch team (in consultation with Bishop Sean and our Church Planting Coach Jim Griffith), decided that Resurrection Church would be planted in the former Church of the Redeemer building. We felt that having a location would allow us to connect with the community and would give us a place to worship on a regular basis. In order to get the building ready there was a lot of work we had to do. We’ve spent the summer renovating the building and getting it ready for worship and to welcome new people into our new faith community.
Our hope and belief is that the creative and new things we are doing with the building will allow us to do new things, reach new people and give us our best chance to succeed. We have spent the past year learning, praying and discerning what this new community of faith will be – the location was one of the unclear pieces of the puzzle. We are grateful for the clarity we have received.
Here are some of the many things we have done so far: we installed a new parking lot, put up new vinyl siding, and re-painted the entrance and the large social hall. We also took everything out of the sanctuary in order to install a new sound system, projector, new flooring and padded chairs, and installed a new sign out front. Much of the work has already been completed, but there is more work to be done! Look for more updates soon and please keep us in prayer as we continue the work of planting Resurrection Church-An Episcopal Congregation!
The Rev. Jason Shank is overseeing Resurrection Church, our church plant in Hermitage.