After 7 1/2; years of holding weekly services at Hastings Middle School, the congregation of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church (known as UA Grace) finally has a place to call home. They celebrated the grand opening service in their new facility at 4065 Kenny Road on Palm Sunday, April 5.
The church purchased the property, which was formerly owned by the Christian Apostolic Church, in May 2008. The 2.82-acre site with a 7,860 square foot building is located near the corner of McCoy and Kenny Roads. Over the last several months, the church family has renovated the facility.
“Finding this property in Upper Arlington is definitely an answer to prayer,” said Dave Bogue, senior pastor. “We searched for the right property for years and are very grateful to have a permanent location for our church. Our new church home will help us establish deeper roots in the community and be accessible throughout the week,” he added.
UA Grace was established in 2001 by several families in Upper Arlington, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. The first service was held on September 30, 2001, at Hastings Middle School. Since then the congregation’s weekly attendance has grown to approximately 180. Services are held Sunday at 10 a.m. Child care and children’s Sunday school are provided.