If you’ve been following along with us or are new to finding out about us – we purchased this building at 829 NW 13th on November 1st, 2013. You can watch our original video tour here where we introduced it all, and see what the bare bones of the building looked like.
We held our first service in this historic building on Easter Sunday – April 20, 2014. God answered so many prayers. Over 530 people attended this service, including many members from the former Pilgrim Congregational Church. It was standing room only. People sat on the floor in the front.
It was – and is – a testimony to his goodness. This is the fruition of answered prayers, hard work, generous gifts, sweat equity, incredible providence and amazing grace. Come join us on a Sunday and see for yourself. All are welcome regardless of personal or religious background. City Pres is here for the convinced and the unconvinced, the lost, the found, the burned, bored, cynical and the spiritual. We invite you, no matter where you are in the process, to City Pres.
This building was built in 1920 by Park Congregational Church, which soon became Pilgrim Congregational Church. You can learn more about this property on the wikipedia page.
This property sits at a key location. It lies next to both Heritage Hills and low-income housing. It adjoins the growing Midtown area, and is only a mile from downtown. Its proximity to these locations, and its historic, majestic architecture make it a perfect fit for our church. We want to welcome all people into walking with Jesus with us. Our prayer is that will always be an inviting building that will meet the needs of all around us, and any who might come visit us. We want City Pres to be a church that is rooted in its location, but is serving those in our city – and planting churches all over the city.
Pray! Please pray with us that this will all be for God’s glory, not ours.
Invite! Please invite people to come join us at City Pres. Blog. Post. Smile! Welcome people.
Give! We continue to need gifts and support. You can give to our Building Fund. All gifts will help us make this church a place for people to gather to worship and serve, and the make Jesus more believable and beautiful. All donations are tax deductible, and will be documented.
Doug blogged about the building here.