“There is great joy in our congregation as we enter into this exciting phase of worship experience while building a permanent home for
The Rev. Bob Sweet, pastor of the 230-member congregation, said the public is invited to join the celebration. Bishop Larry Goodpaster, presiding bishop of the Alabama West Florida Conference of the
For information about the services and the church picnic, call Rev. Sweet at 626-2510.
Morrow said construction on the 15-acre site will begin in September, and the 15,500-square-foot building is expected to be completed a year later in September 2008. The building, which is Phase I of a three-phase master plan for the church complex, will include a worship area with a seating capacity of 350, 12 classrooms, a fellowship area, kitchen, and church offices. Future construction will include a sanctuary and an education building.
The master plan and building were designed by TurnerBatson Architects of
Sweet said the building will allow the congregation to better fulfill its mission.
For more information about Providence UMC, visit the website at www.providencemethodist.org or call the church office at 626-2510. Sunday services and activities include Sunday School at 9 a.m., worship at 10 a.m., and youth programs for middle and high school students at 6 p.m.
The congregation began meeting at David’s Catfish House in June of 2002, then moved to its current location on