We’re almost there! Just a few more months and we’ll have the second half of our new building in Riberas finished. You can see that the boveda ceilings on the first floor are complete. That’s a huge accomplishment, because the metal beams are the most expensive part of the construction.
Come to Lakeside Presbyterian Church from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 22 and 29 and we’ll show you how to build your own tissue-paper hot-air balloon and launch it at the Ajijic Regata de Globos on September 12.
Take a look at some pictures we took at the Regata a couple of years ago.
It costs just $30 pesos for your supplies. Bring your friends! It’s all for fun.
Ross is beginning a new series of lectures on World Religions. The first lecture is on August 21 — and will continue every Friday morning at 10 a.m. for 8 weeks. Here’s the schedule:
We haven’t posted here in a long time. It’s been nice to sit back and just enjoy our new building. BUT we’re not quite done. In the background, workers have been continuing to build. Still to come is a courtyard, a fellowship hall, a big kitchen, several classrooms, a prayer chapel, even a laundry room. Here are some pictures of what’s been going on during the past three months since we moved in.
We had a wonderful worship experience in our new church on Palm Sunday — our very first regular worship service there. (We had a special service on Christmas Eve.)
We took far too many pictures. Most of them were taken during our coffee hour after the service.
Photos from today aren’t quite as colorful and fun as yesterday’s . . . but how amazing that almost everything arrived in the new church by noon! This was thanks in large part to our construction crew, who changed job descriptions for a day and became movers.
People are now working hard to unpack and get everything in place for our Palm Sunday service. We know we’ll have plenty of kinks to work out — but the move starting out well.
Here’s the almost empty old building:
On March 22, we celebrated six years worshiping in our rented storefront church building that has served us so well. It was full to the brim — a great reminder of why we embarked on this adventure of building a new church. We will particularly miss the lovely garden in the back where we almost always had our between-services coffee hours. But there’s not much need for nostalgia when we consider how graciously and miraculously God has provided for our new building.
Here are photos of what went on.
It’s finally happening . . . the big move is on. Our last service in the old, rented building is tomorrow. Everyone we know who has a truck is coming to help move the furnishings on Monday at 9 a.m.
So, if you’re planning to be with us for Palm Sunday, Easter — or any event after tomorrow — we’ll see you in our new church home!
The workers have been painting — and it’s looking amazing! Many of the light fixtures have been installed. And progress is being made on the other part of the building — where we’ll have the fellowship hall, kitchen, classrooms and more.
The new church isn’t finished yet — but we had a WONDERFUL time in our new sanctuary this Christmas Eve. It was a full house. There were a few small snags — a couple of screeches from the sound system and a lighter for the advent wreath that ran out of butane. But that sort of thing is to be expected our first time in a new space. The children’s pageant was charming. And we have far too many pictures we want to post!
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this event happen!