After nearly a month of inspections, quotes, and wandering through the halls dreaming of what could be, we found our new home. God has made the way for us to purchase the building at 1700 S. Grant St. On Sunday, the Leadership Council voted unanimously to continue forward with the purchase of this building. On Monday, we were officially approved for the mortgage loan needed! We will close on this property towards the end of February!
The more time I spend inside this building, the more excited I get about the opportunities the space provides. There are five large, safe classrooms for our kids newborns-5th grade, two huge youth rooms for middle and high schoolers, plus another huge auxiliary space, all located in a basement surprisingly full of windows and natural light. There is a large community space on the main floor, with space for a full commercial kitchen, a cry room, a prayer room. Plus an entire floor of offices that could be used for any number of ministry opportunities.
On Sunday, February 2, we will host an Info Meeting immediately after the worship service. Childcare will be provided. We will answer as many questions as we can, and take note of any that we cannot yet answer. We will have several Info Meetings throughout the course of this transition and we hope you are able to attend as many as possible.
Once we get through the closing at the end of February, we’ll begin to host open houses and brainstorming sessions related to imagining and creating the new space into our unique Highlands Church space.
We say it a lot: How we do what we do is as important as what we do. The first how is our communication about all that is going on. We will have regular Sunday announcements, updated FAQ’s, Info Meetings and site visits in an effort to keep the community up to date. And throughout our this process, we need your voice!!
Do you have a question, comment, or concern? You can bring those to an Info Meeting, or you can email me, Jenny, Jeana, Mark or the Leadership Council. We are happy to converse through email or set up time to talk in person.
As I spend time in the sanctuary of 1700 S. Grant, and dream about the ways we can take an old churchy room and make it feel like home to us, I feel grateful to be in this spiritual community with you. The aesthetic of the space matters – but even more than that, your presence matters to this community, and to me.
Hope to see you Sunday.