Yes, we officially have an address change coming. Not the Jenkins' family, but the Spring Meadows Family. Last night I wandered in to the Spring Hill planning commission meeting. Among a small handful of other SM folks was Dale Davenport who has done so much in helping us get to this point with this facility. For those of you who haven't heard a little history. The Spring Meadows church secured a building early on that they anticipated would take them though to the first stage of the building on the I-65 property. It is a beautiful little building, you can't help but fall in love with it.
Well, as one SM'er puts it "don't limit God" - He has blessed us more than we could imagine (seems like I've seen a promise like that somewhere :)). I've been there 3 Sunday's and we've had 100 or more each of them - not bad for a building that seats 85ish.
It seems like when a need arises it is met. About the time it started looking obvious that we were going to burst out of our buildings capacity the guy who allows us to use his property for parking on Sundays, who runs a hardware store whose lot sort of adjoins ours made it public that, with Home Depot and Lowe's both building in Spring Hill, he was moving out. Moving his business to Chapel Hill. We made an offer to sublease the building for about 2 years and with last nights commission approval can occupy it (or at least start turning it into a church building) as soon as he is out. We think about 60 days.
And, yes, the building was at one time a bar. Reminds me of when I was at Granny White and we were part of helping convert a bar in Scotland into a church building. Think about it, Some of the people who most need the church will know right where it is - they might even stumble in :). And to so "redeem" a building (I know buildings don't have souls) that's wonderful to. Most cities could use a whole lot less bars and a whole lot more places of worship!
This is great news for many reasons. One of the tops is that this facility is located facing highway 31 - the main thoroughfare through town and the visibility will be wonderful. So, soon, we will be changing addresses. Our new address will be, Lord Willing, 5306 Main Street. Ain't it grand!
We thank God.
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