Momentum Continues!

Over the past two years we have been working on updating GFC.  We have been able to accomplish a lot in 24 months.  You can see some of the work that was completed this year.  We are not done yet, but we have a desire to not accumulate debt on this project.  We will be taking a year off before starting phase 3; the small projects continue though.  We are in the process of repairing our car port.  Once this project is completed we will start meeting about phase 3 to determine the needs of the church.  The excitement around this building campaign continues to grow!  GFC is experiencing great Momentum!

What Is Impossible

Over the past few months we have been working on our new lobby and café.   The support from our GFC family has been incredible.  I thank each of you for your patience during this time of renovation.

There is a great sense of hope in our church body during this season.  We have seen God do what would seem to be the impossible…but most great stories of a faithful God start that way.  Today I want to draw your attention to what impossible truly means in this situation.  Impossible simply stated means “can’t be done”.  When we refer to God doing the “impossible” are we truly aware that this has transpired?  In your life you may have seen the impossible become possible.  What did God do to bring that to pass?  Answer a prayer?  Bring a healing?  Have a hardened heart turn to Him?  I believe in the God of the impossible and daily I am aware of the impossible that has taken place in me.  My wife looking past my flaws, my girls seeing a Godly father and husband, leading a congregation to a better knowledge of Jesus, people faithfully supporting the work of ministry at GFC and many more.  These are minute-by-minute acknowledgements of a miracle working God doing the impossible; for that I am eternally grateful!

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”  – Colossians 3:17

Hello from Africa!

Hello from Africa. I am excited to be in Tanzania teaching at Kilimanjaro Christian College again. In the past year the Lord has opened the door for me to come three times to teach and it has been an amazing opportunity.  I want to thank my church family for praying for me while I’m here serving at the college.

Today I want to give you an update on our first year of the Momentum Project at GFC. We have been blessed to have our Sanctuary completely flipped around and redone. We have been in it now for 11 months and we have been so pleased with all of the much needed updates. So, now we turn to Phase 2 of of our Momentum Project. We have begun the process of moving the existing bathrooms out of our entryway and are installing a lobby that will be close to 1000 square feet.  This will greatly increase the ability to fellowship and have a welcoming feel to our facility. Walls have been torn down, the floor has been hammered away, and new walls are being constructed. The past 7-8 days have been very productive. I look forward to sharing this new space with old and new friends that come to GFC. 

The leadership and I will be sharing in the next few weeks how we all can be apart of this amazing season at GFC.  God is truly blessing us and we want to make sure everyone knows how they can participate. God bless!

New Website, More Renovations and Tanzania!

Hello!

This is Wayne Hedlund. Long distance GFC fan and friend to Pastor Phil. I’m pleased to announce, on behalf of Pastor Phil that Grace Fellowship has now released its new website. If you’re reading this, then you’re already here! Check it out! (If you’re interested, I’m also the designer of this website too.)

Phase 2 renovations are continuing and on schedule. If you haven’t checked yet, take a step over to see the progress that has been made to date. Pics and more info on progress to come soon!

And of course, keep your fearless pastor in prayer while he serves at the Kilimangaro Christian College in Tanzania this week. And keep Alexa, Eve and Sophia in your thoughts and prayers as they hold down the fort at home!

Blessings!

Wayne Hedlund

Work is Continuing!

The stage has taken shape.

The stage has taken shape.

The final coats of mud are being applied this week.  Our goal is to have the primer coat of paint on this week so we can begin applying the final colors.

The outside of the sanctuary also got some attention this week.  Patching and painting were done to the McKinney Road side.  This cleaned up the appearance from the road and gave a much needed face lift to a very weathered part of the building.

Final coats of mud going on.

Final coats of mud going on.

The outside getting some attention.

The outside getting some attention.

Our new sanctuary doors getting a coat of stain.

Our new sanctuary doors getting a coat of stain.

Thank you for your continued prayers as we reach the final stages of phase one.  God is good all the time!

Photos from the past week

2015.09.01 - Stage

The stage being built

2015.08.30 - Service

We held our service indoors for the first time in 4 weeks. We had a great time seeing all that had been accomplished.

2015.09.02 - AC Going In

Next summer you’ll need to come to church dressed in layers! Pastor Phil is going to put these units to the test.

2015.09.01 - Sanctuary

The drywall has been delivered!

Second full week of Renovations!

There have been major changes in just 10 days of work here at GFC!  The floor is being back-filled in the first step of leveling it.  What an amazing thing to see a backhoe in our sanctuary.  MOMENTUM is happening!

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