On November 6, we dedicated the new Sanctuary for Woodlawn UMC. It was an exciting day and one we have been waiting on for a long time. Here is the outside of the Sanctuary building (also included in the building that you can't see here are several classrooms, updated bathrooms, and a high school sized gym):
After many many months of hard work and tedious details, the building is complete and making a presence on 54th St. in the Woodlawn community. Below is the inside of the Sanctuary the day before the dedication:
Matt has worked so hard to make this dream a reality and I could not be more proud of how far he has brought Woodlawn UMC. Below is an image from the actual dedication service:
The builders were able to use stone from the old building as well as several stained glass window pieces (not pictured here) that are a beautiful reminder of the longevity of this congregation in this community. It was a wonderful day of celebrating the Resurrection, a church reborn, rebuilt, and renewed even out of the ashes. Now for what is yet to come....