History, Part 13 - Looking Ahead
A true spirit of rejoicing has been expressed by all who have had a part in making preparations to burn the church mortgage. This marks a definite step of achievement in the life of the local church. At this time grateful recognition is given to those pioneers of yesterday, whose vision made the church a reality. Our generation is indeed indebted to all who have given their time, talent and material possession, thus making the present structure and church life available to all who worship here.
Having experienced the joy of recalling events in the early life of the local church and witnessed the burning of the mortgage, the present congregation is privileged to join with the apostle Paul in saying, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
The next chapter in the history of the local church is now being fashioned in the hearts of her membership. Such visions tell of a similar spirit as that evidenced by the pioneer leaders of the church; visions calling for the completion of the present structure, plans for remodeling the sanctuary and making of the local church a house of worship whose atmosphere is suggestive of the presence of God.
Further plans tell of a willingness to go forth in a renewed zeal, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to all; making of our community, nation and the world, a living expression of brotherly love, where all may worship their God and enjoy the fruits of His kingdom. In His name we go forth to build.