Our ribbon cutting ceremony went extremely well. Praise God! The opening of the worship was the best I had ever seen. Our contemporary worship leader Donna Allen, led the procession singing “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord” followed by the five little “Pioneers”, the first class of our school.
When it came time to cut the ribbon, everyone was eagerly anticipating seeing the inside of the new building. So much so they were willing to stand out in the sun. It was really good to see the expressions on the congregation as this was, for many of them, the first time they were able to see the inside of the education center. The response was overwhelmingly positive. I will post some more pictures soon. These are just the ones I got from my phone.
We rented a tent for the refreshments. It was certainly a good thing as the building was PACKED and people had to tour in shifts. Hats off to our Hospitality Commission for making this celebration possible. We had steel drums, a stilt walker, clowns (they still scare me). It was great fun.
Everyone got to walk through and see the wonderful learning environment the children will be in starting Wednesday. We had some of the secondary displays set up on the 32″ monitors that the teachers will be using as teaching tools.
The technology that exist in this building is nothing short of amazing. Certainly not like it was when I grew up. Back then the big thing was printing a banner on a dot matrix continual feed printer via carefully placed “x”s.
Our pastor gave an excellent message about it not being about the building, it not even being about providing an excellent education to the community, but it being about us responding to the call that we believe God placed.