Immediately following the Consecration Service in the Sanctuary, the Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce provided the special ribbon and tools for the official opening of the Children's Building. Check back soon for a photo gallery of the entire event, which included "Kidz Blitz! Live" and tours of the building.
We received our occupancy permit on Thursday, August 14, and had two moving days/crews for Children's Offices and classroom/nursery equipment to be transported to the new Children's Building. Grand Opening day is August 22! View details at http://www.fumcniceville.org/children
Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr. preaches to those gathered for the opening worship at SBC21 at Huntingdon College.
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Video shown at the 2011 Annual Conference Opening Worship profiling how Cornerstone UMC in Auburn, AL was planted, what it took to grow, and how AWFUMC congregations can help to grow other new church starts.