Christ the King will dedicate new Parish Life Center Oct. 26

Thu, 10/16/2008 - 3:39pm
By: The Citizen

The new Parish Life Center at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church will be dedicated Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. The new 5,000 square foot structure will house the church’s fellowship hall, two nurseries, three classrooms, restrooms, and a fully equipped industrial kitchen. With tables, the fellowship hall can seat around 165 people.

David Fjeran, project manager, said the project came in ahead of schedule and $30,000 under budget.

Christ the King, which was begun in September of 1996 in a living room with 19 people, worshipped for over six years in the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City before occupying a new sanctuary on 11.5 acres in November of 2002.

Christ the King was the first church in the Southeast, and the second in the United States, to form a new congregation, buy land, and build a sanctuary that was specifically designed to serve as a CEC church. The first church in the U.S. to accomplish that task no longer exists as a CEC congregation.

The new facility is built to complement the sanctuary and is connected to that building by a covered walkway which gives a slightly “monastic” feel to the campus.

The guest speaker for the dedication service will be The Most Rev’d Douglas S. Woodall of St. Augustine, Fla., Archbishop of the Archdiocese of the Armed Forces. Woodall was the first bishop to visit Christ the King in December 1996.

The service will consist of a praise celebration, the archbishop’s message, the congregation processing from the sanctuary to the new facility, the dedication of the Parish Life Center, and a covered dish dinner in the new fellowship hall.

Bishop David Epps, founding pastor of the church said, “This congregation, with the Lord’s blessing, has accomplished some amazing things for a smaller congregation in its short history.”

The church has planted three other mission churches since its founding.

The community is invited to attend the service which will be held at the church’s property, 4881 Ga. Hwy. 34 East, Sharpsburg, between Peachtree City and Newnan.

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