After years of discussing the idea of expanding, members voted in May to officially begin the remodeling process at the church, 14258 Leonard Road in Spring Lake Township.
Church-goers met Aug. 18 to dedicate the building project to the Lord and kick off the groundbreaking. Attendees were invited to take a small bag of sand home with them as a reminder to pray for the project.
The building expansion will include separate children’s classrooms, ground-floor offices, a youth room, a larger nursery and a bigger foyer. Church officials said the expansion will help them continue to be a caring and Christian voice to their surrounding neighbors.
Pastor Dennis Snyder reminded the congregation the morning of the groundbreaking that they are put on this earth for a purpose — to share God’s love with those in the community.
The construction is planned to be completed by late November.