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Groundbreaking ceremony to be conducted on new shelter house

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Union United Methodist Church will conduct a groundbreaking service and celebration at 4 p.m., Saturday, to mark the beginning of construction of a new shelter house on the church grounds, which are located at 780 E. CR 600 N., Brazil, just across from the Clay County Airport.

The shelter house will be about 30-by-60 feet and will serve a wide variety of functions, including use for outdoor worship, for picnics, for youth activities and for class parties.

The shelter will also be available, on a reservation basis, for use by the community.

Rev. Andrew Charnstrom, pastor of Union United Methodist Church, said the congregation has long desired to have an outdoor facility on its grounds and the number of gifts given in memory of a beloved member, Mary E. Moore, have allowed those plans to move forward.

"We are excited at the possibilities this beautiful new shelter will offer for use in worship and in fellowship for our congregation and the community around us," Charnstrom said.

A picnic dinner, sponsored by the Union United Methodist Women, will follow the groundbreaking service. The dinner will take place in the fellowship hall of the church and a freewill offering will be accepted for completion of the funding for the building project.

The community is invited to attend the event.


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I have a question. It would seem important that Christians use the bible to direct their activities both individually and for the church as a whole. Hopefully no Christian would argue that point. Which New Testament scripture indicates God WANTS a facility for picnics and parties? Here's one that indicates that He doesn't, 1 Cor 11:34 "If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment." I know fellowship halls and something like this shelter are popular with people, but what about with God. Something to think about.

-- Posted by brazilian on Fri, Mar 11, 2011, at 8:04 AM


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