Building Toward the Future
by Pastor Jocelyn Carson | September 29, 2011
Thanks be to God for his unending mercy and grace! In our meeting on Sunday we were informed, inspired and encouraged to take bold steps towards the repair and accessibility of our church building. The vote was nearly unanimous to move forward in obtaining funding for the inter-related projects, including the repairs of our south wall, the tear-off and replacing of our roof, the upgrading of our electrical system, and the addition of two platform lifts and a unisex accessible bathroom, which will make our facility accessible to all.
Thank you to all who came and asked questions and thoughtfully considered the proposal. Thank you to those who set up and cleaned up and to all who brought delicious food to share.
It was good to hear the latest developments from our Handicap Access Team who have been working on these issues for the last two years. The move towards accessibility for all has been a process here at Trinity for many years and we give thanks for all of the foundational work which has been done in the past bringing us to this point. Many plans have been considered and many prayers have been prayed.
With this very positive vote, we now move into the funding portion of the project. Gifts towards the project are now being received. Any gifts that are given at the beginning of the project will mean that less money will need to be borrowed and less interest paid. When you give towards the project please mark your gift for “The Building Fund”. Please watch future Tidings, our Website and the Pew News for further updates.
What the Apostle Paul wrote to the people of Ephesus applies also to us here at Trinity. “God is building a home. He's using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he's using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.” -Ephesians 2:20-22 from The Message by Eugene H. Peterson.
May we all be blessed as we build towards the future,