This weekend is Kick-Off Weekend for Generation to Generation II! G2G2 is the culmination of work conducted over the period of a year and a half. During the first part of 2015, the Futures Team was formed to identify a strategy purposed to bridge the gap between the $5.5M pledged in the G2G Campaign and the total cost of the project. A revised lower cost proposal was approved by the church in December 2015 for a new 1,200+ seat worship center and enhanced children’s and educational space in the church’s existing facilities.
Take a look at this picture of our fellow Columbians on April 11, 1948 outside of the old stone building. As I look into the faces of this congregation, not only do I see people committed to their church and faith in God, I also see people who were committed to the future of Columbia. It is because of them and many others before and after them that we have our current buildings. These are Columbians who stayed after church embracing their Bibles, to gather outside the building on a cold April day to have their picture made together as brothers and sisters in Christ. How appropriate it is that their picture was taken in front of open church doors. Columbia has always had the theme of opening their doors to the community and world around them. With G2G2, we continue that tradition.