Building For The Future
Using our resources to reach the Community for Christ!
We Have Broken Ground!
Date: April 7, 2019
Bear Creek Baptist Church members and guests met to turn ground and celebrate the blessings of the Lord in the ground breaking ceremony for the Family Life Center. This Center will be dedicated to the work of the Lord and will be used to minister to the community.
Refreshments were served in the fellowship hall following the ceremony.
Litany of Dedication of Building
Leader: "For everything there is a season,
People: and a time for every matter under heaven:
Leader: ...time to break down, and a time to build up" Ecclesiastes 3
People: ...a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together."
Leader: "Unless the Lord builds the house,
People: those who build it labor in vain." Psalm 127:1
Leader: In the name of God, our Creator, our Redeemer and our Sustainer:
People: We gather to break this ground and commit ourselves to creating new opportunities for people to know and be drawn to God.
Leader: We stand on this sacred ground once again dedicated to Christ, the Head of the Church.
People: We are grateful that this new building will purposefully bear witness to our faith within this community
Leader: We are grateful that this building will be a place of teaching and learning, of worship and fellowship, of recreation and prayer.
People: We pray that this building will be a safe place where God's people are fed spiritually and physically.
Leader: We pray that his building will be a place of grace where all will be welcome.
People: Let this building serve as a place of education, a place of worship, a place of fellowship, a welcome place of faith and more.
Leader: We gratefully acknowledge the faithful stewardship of the member and friends of this church."
People: With grateful hearts we commit ourselves to the continual leadership, the necessary planning, and the prayerful financial support to complete this project.
Leader: With grateful hearts we praise you, O God.
People: We confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and poclaim him Lord and Savior of the world. In Christ's name and by his grace we accept our mission of witness and service to all people. We rejoice in God, maker of heaven and earth, and in God's covenant of love which binds us to God and to one another. Through baptism into Christ we enter into newness of life and are made one with the whole people of God. In the communion of the Holy Spirit we are joined together in discipleship and in obedience to Christ. At the Table of the Lord we celebrate with thanksgiving the saving acts and prescence of Christ. Within the universal church we receive the gifts of ministry and the light of scripture. In the bonds of Christian faith we yield ourselves to God that we may serve the One whose kingdom has no end. Blessing, glory, and honor be to God forever.