On Wednesday, April 15, in a special church conference, we made two big commitments—one to start something and another to finish something.
We voted to move forward in developing the formal design for our new Fellowship Hall facility. The design process will probably take about three months or so. When the design recommendation is complete, our church family will go through another approval process after which construction will start. We don’t know yet when the first shovel of dirt will turn, but in a sense, we’ve crossed a starting line!
We’re also getting ready to cross a finish line.
In the church conference, we affirmed using funds on hand to pay in full the remaining debt on our current worship center. The payoff will probably be around $215,000. This will bring us to the end of a long road that University Hills has faithfully travelled.
I have a 2006 memo in my files from UHBC’s “A Place to Grow” Campaign Committee. This committee led the church in her first five years of giving to pay for the worship center. The memo shows that in 2006, our church had already given $808,000. At that time, we had a remaining debt of just under $1,500,000. Since 2006, we have retired nearly $1,300,000 of debt.
Now, God is enabling us to cross the finish line by finally and fully eliminating the Worship Center debt!
We’ll celebrate on a Sunday morning when the time comes. Right now, just say from a sincere heart, “To God be the glory! Great things He has done!”
Pastor Coye Still