Perkiomenville, PA (August 2007) â€“ The Perkiomenville Mennonite Church celebrated the grand opening of their new church and Christian Life Center on Sunday, August 5, 2007. The new facility is located on Route 29 in Perkiomenville, PA.
Nearly 200 people packed the old church located on Deep Creek Road for a time of praise and thanksgiving. Pastor Charles Ness rehearsed the history of the church, which was founded in 1935, noting how the ministry of the church expanded with each generation until the need for a larger facility became paramount.
The congregation then processed up Deep Creek Road and Route 29 from the old location to the new building. Pastor Ness and Associate Pastor Dennis Detweiler carried a banner proclaiming the theme for the new church: â€œAdvancing Godâ€™s Vision.â€ Other members of the church carried symbols of the ministry and life of the church, including the cedar cross, a pewter pitcher and basin, a music stand, the podium, etc. The congregation then had an opening ceremony and a time of worship in the new facility.
The Christian Life Center has been designed to serve as more than a place for worship on Sunday morning. The goal is for the building to become a vital place in the heart of the Upper Perkiomen Area. The Cedar Grove preschool and daycare center will open in late 2007 or early 2008, and there are long-range plans for youth recreational facilities and events, counseling services, and ministries to those in financial need.
Pastor Ness states the vision of the church clearly, â€œAs the church, our goal is to be part of the community â€“ impacting people at their point of need, helping them heal from the wounds life has inflicted, and giving them a place to grow in the love of God.â€
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The Perkiomenville Mennonite Church