SRBC Community Ministry Center Update
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October 2018 Newsletter
Greetings to Our Friends of SRBC!
This year has been a whirlwind so far. I apologize for not sending out a building update sooner and for the basic “update” nature of this letter, but it is long overdue for those who don’t receive regular communications from me. Thank you so much for the tremendous support that you have shown to help make the vision of the new SRBC Community Ministry Center building a reality.
On Sunday, July 1, 2018, Scranton Road Bible Church held it’s first Sunday morning worship service in the new Multipurpose space of the SRBC Community Ministry Center, in addition to utilizing classroom space for Jr. Church and Nursery and offices for church staff. Since then this has been, and will continue to be, our temporary worship space for the next few months as the existing historic church building goes through some much needed renovations. We anticipate renovations to be completed by the end of 2018, and to plan a special dedication service. More to come on that in the coming months.
2018 has proven to be a huge year of transition, and we appreciate your continued prayers for strength and peace through it all. In April our Associate Pastor Che Kim, departed to take on a lead role at a Korean Presbyterian Church. After a search process, and shortly after moving into the new building, Pastor Mark Pratt took on the role as Associate Pastor, praise God! But, within weeks, our Youth Ministry Leader of 10 years, Eloy Gonzalez, announced that he would be stepping down. I am grateful for those who are stepping up to fill these gaps, and the many people who serve at SRBC who God continues to put into place. And we continue to pray for those who have moved on to the next seasons of their lives as well, as they will always be a part of the SRBC family.
So, that brings us to today. Since July 1, we have been blessed with the opportunity to host over 100 kids in the new facility during Ambassadors soccer camp week. We are enjoying the use of the new classrooms for Jr. Church and nursery on Sunday mornings, as well as other meetings and activities throughout the week. We look forward to returning to our “regular” schedule of hot meals, Good News Kids, Youth Group and Koinonia Groups.
We are now at the point where, there are still some needs in terms of furniture and equipment to fill some “empty” rooms that we did not have before. If you are able to help out in any way by underwriting an item or package from the attached list, or have contacts that might be able to donate some of these items, please contact the church office. And for those of you who have already helped to bridge some of these gaps, thank you!
Finally, please keep an eye out in your mail for an invitation to the upcoming dedication service for the Ministry Center, as we would love to have you join us to celebrate what God is doing on the corner of Scranton and Clark.
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From the presentation “Scranton Road Bible Church Master Plan for Expansion”
Parallel Partners Architectural Construction
CPK Construction – Chris Kontur
Doty & Miller Architects – Bill Doty