Pastor Dean Risser sends along the following update:
Heartland Grace Brethren Church, Mt. Gilead, OH, (Charlie Barnhill, pastor) had their first service and building dedication August 20. About 40 percent of the building is worship area, side rooms, pastor’s study, kitchen and rest rooms.
Fifty-one people attended, including Ed Jackson and Dean Risser. Pastor Charlie Barnhill brought a brief message before the people joined in a responsive reading of the dedication vows.
The congregation is planning an Open House on September 10 for the community and interested visitors from other churches.