Friday, February 06, 2009

I am pumped about our move to Blue Ridge High School! We will have our first worship service at the high school on Sunday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. There may be some who do not know where Blue Ridge High is located. The address of the school is 2151 Fews Chapel Road, Greer, SC 29651. It sits between highway 101 and highway 14. I am grateful to Principal Watson and her allowing us to meet there.

Why are we moving to Blue Ridge High? There are several reasons I'd like to share with you. First, we feel that it will be a better location for us, especially as it puts us closer geographically to our future building at O'Neal Village on highway 101. Secondly, the facilities we will use will be a huge positive for us. The auditorium has theatre seats (no set up of chairs each week!). The auditorium has lighting. The auditorium has the capacity to seat over 400! Also, the facilities will provide more educational space for our children's ministry. As of now, the preschool will be meeting in the cafeteria and the elementary age will be able to meet in the band room.

We have been asked as a church by Principal Watson to really be a part of the life of the high school. Wow! That's what we want to do! We have been asked to help provide breakfast once a year for teachers in their back to school meeting in August and for their teacher appreciation in April. We also have been asked to help with their community day in November and to help with ticket sales at football and basketball games. Imagine, each semester as thousands come to see a game, people from Ridgeview will be front and center!

Please be in prayer for this move. We are looking at having a time of prayer and worship at the school but haven't nailed the date down yet. God is at work in our church. It's exciting to see Him working in the lives of our people. I believe we are going to see a fresh wind of His Spirit move in our church this year!

So, looking forward to seeing you this Sunday with your Bible in hand. We're going to start a new message series entitled "Unseen Power" as we open God's Word in 2 Thessalonians. Why don't you read that first chapter before Sunday and be prepared to hear from God. I know I will!