100 Years is a Long Time

Pastor Rhodes

Dear friends,

100 years is a long time. In the last 100 years we’ve experienced the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression, a world war, the beginnings of a highway system, the exploration of space, the advent of a personal computer … and much, much more.

Our sanctuary was built before all of that happened. It’s hard to wrap your head around, isn’t it?

I’ll always remember Addie Ketner recounting the day she showed up for the dedication of our sanctuary. She was a young teenage girl, ripe with possibility but no clue what lay before her. She said that it was the most magnificent building she had ever been inside. And sure enough, it’s a building that would carry her – and so many others – through all the twists and turns of what some consider the most important century in history.

We have the opportunity to make sure this very same sanctuary is well-suited for the next century – a place where, through all the twists and turns that are bound to come, we will be grounded in worship and prayer and relationship. A sanctuary that boldly stands in the center of Salisbury as a testimony to the love and grace of God.

Yesterday, April 25, the congregation voted to renovate this much-loved sanctuary. It’s an ambitious and necessary project. Thank you for your care and concern. Thank you for your good stewardship. Thank you for setting the stage for future generations to be nourished at the table and challenged by God’s Word.

This project matters, and that’s been evident by your response. Thank you.

And so, we begin!

Yep, you’ll begin seeing construction crews very shortly. We’ll outline the timeline when we know it and fully update along the way. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate contacting us. In the meantime, let’s be in prayer that this project will faithfully prepare this remarkable sanctuary for a new generation of ministry. A new century of service to our congregation and community.

Here we go! May God bless us and keep us in grace.

+Pastor Rhodes


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