This past Sunday (March 22, 2020) was supposed to have been our last service in the Saint Vrain Memorial Building, where White Fields Church has met since its inception, years before I became pastor.
However, because of concerns about the Coronavirus outbreak, not only are we not gathering physically out of concern about spreading the virus, but the Memorial Building is closed.
This past week, some members of our congregation were able to get in to move our things out of storage at the Memorial Building to move them to the new facility. The group also moved us out of the offices our church has been in for the last 2.5 years.
Looking at the pictures, it was a bit surreal realizing that it is the end of a season during which a lot of good ministry took place, and when I last left those places I had no idea that I wouldn’t be able to return!
This coming Sunday (March 29, 2020) was scheduled to be our first Sunday in the new building, and we were planning to kick off doing two services on Easter. Right now, it is looking unlikely that churches will even be able to gather on Easter at all.
However, I was able to go into the empty church building last Saturday and pre-record my sermon by preaching to an empty room, making this the first service in our new building… kind of.
I can’t wait for the time when we will get to gather physically again, and have a proper grand opening!
Here’s the video of the service:
2 thoughts on “First Service in New Building… Kind Of”
It was nice to see last weeks sermon via YouTube, even though we weren’t able to be together physically, we were all there virtually & spiritually!!
It will be so amazing when we can all gather in our new space, it’s coming, we just have to be patient & wait on God’s timing for us. Thankfully we were able to get into our new space before all this!
Thanks Nick & Mike, amazing service! Thanks Ocean, sound & video crew for making it possible for us to “gather”!!
There are some benefits to this: one is it gives us a little bit more time to get settled and figure out things like offices, NextGen spaces, etc.