I am so excited and happy to tell you that construction has finally begun for the new worship facility for Central Church of Christ. Bulldozer work has begun and is just about completed. This coming week, hopefully we will see the footers being dug and poured. We will keep you updated as the progress continues. The completion goal and time for occupancy is Easter, April 12, 2020. We are praying that work can continue and progress without any more delays so this time frame can be met. If you would like to make a contribution for the new worship facility, you can do that online by checking the ‘on-line giving’ icon on this website, or you can send a contribution to the church mailing address – 1211 Grandview Avenue, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. All gifts are tax deductible.
We are building not just because we need the new facility. Our current building is beginning to cost us deeply for routine maintenance. It is difficult to get around the current building because of stairs. But we are building to further expand the kingdom in Portsmouth, Ohio. Our intention is to use this new facility as an outreach tool. We want our community to know we are here. We want to make our building available to usage other than just on the Lord’s Day. If we can get people in the building the opportunity to get them in the ‘church’ is greater.
We also realize that without the help and blessing of the Lord we will not be able to build and accomplish the goals we have set. The psalmist reminds us – Psalms 127:1 – Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. … The Lord must be at the center of every endeavor. We ask you to join with us in praying for this new worship center. May the Lord be praised and glorified through our efforts to lift Him up before our community.