With some trepidation given the history, but given collective assurances that we should be good to go with a CO any day now, the elders agreed on Monday night to embrace this transition schedule for moving into our new building, Lord willing. FYI, we came a significant step closer at the end of this week. We got final approval on the building. Now all we need is the same for the site and the CO will be ours. Only four dead trees needing replacing stand between us and that important document.
May 27 – Last Sunday at the SDA
June 3 – 1st Sunday at 872 Maitland Ave – Soft, Soft Launch – 10:45 AM service only (everyone in the sanctuary for celebration praise, thanksgiving and sharing for what God has done)
June 10 – 2nd Sunday in our new home – Soft Launch #1 – both equipping & worship hours
June 17 – 3rd Sunday in our new home – Soft Launch #2
June 24 – 4th Sunday in our new home – Soft Launch #3
July 1 – 5th Sunday in our new home – Soft Launch #4 (weekend for moving the church office)
Why a soft launch? Because we want to work the kinks out and make sure we have all our ducks in a row before we go overtly public. We certainly will have newcomers in the month of June and we need to greet warmly all who come through our doors, but we will frame all those Sundays for what they will be – working together to get things running on all cylinders.
July 8 – Grand Opening Service – major outreach emphasis for the gospel
July 15 – Normal equipping hour & service operation (Mitchell/Welsh wedding weekend)
July 22 – Normal equipping hour & service operation
July 29 – AM – Normal equipping hour & service operation
July 29 – PM – New Facility Dedication Service!
One further note: we are looking for input from everybody for what we need to do to operate with excellence in the new facility. If you see something we are missing, or think we need to consider in the way of equipment to acquire or materials to make available or a process to have in place, anything at all that would make OGC’s opening top shelf, then we want to hear from you! We’ve established a special email address for you to send your suggestions. I can’t guarantee we will implement everything we get, but we want as much input as possible. Please email you comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks!