The “Happy” Church receives a new sanctuary in time for Sunday service
Experience Jesus at the “Happy” Church – CommUNITY Church, Salem
“A New Church with an Old Vision” – “Happy” to tell everyone –
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
They call themselves “Happy” and indeed they are as they now have a place to call home. Members say they were tired of moving from one building to another renting space to worship. They purchased a building that had great rooms for classrooms and office space, but the adjoining warehouse was too big. They needed to build a sanctuary inside the warehouse.
Baptist Builders joined with the CommUNITY Church family the week of April 12th thru 17th to build. Forty-five volunteers from 6 churches including the CommUNITY family, worked together. A 5,000+ square foot room was framed with metal studs and walls up to 18 ft high were completed with drywall. Electrical outlets and exit signs over the doors were wired. An area of refuge was constructed at the top of the stairwell.
By Saturday afternoon cleaning began and the sanctuary was set up with chairs and even wired with a sound system. With new hymnals and flowers in place, CommUNITY Church was ready for Sunday morning worship April 18th!358