churchfront01After worshiping in many different temporary locations it was time to put down roots. By May 2000 a Building Committee was established. This team was focused and worked hard completing the many details necessary to build a church building.

On February 29, 2002 a development permit was issued by the Beaufort County Zoning and Development Administration that allowed work to go forward.  In support of these efforts, Congregational Development for the South Carolina Conference issued a $75,000 grant.  Further financial support was obtained from Palmetto State Bank in June 2002 in the form of a $1,000,000 construction loan.

On June 9, 2002 a Charge Conference authorized the solicitation of construction bides which were received by July 15. Official groundbreaking was held on September 15, 2002. On a Sunday afternoon in early December 2002, the building team led the congregation on a tour. 

Members inscribed their names and favorite scripture verses, and messages on the interior structural components of the building before wallboard was installed. 

April 20, 2003 marked the first Easter Sunrise Worship service held on the patio of the new building.  The Certificate of Occupancy - always  a key milestone for a new church building - was received on August 5, 2003.  The congregation moved into the new church building on September 7, 2003. A service of Consecration was led by Bishop McCleskey and Rev. Russell Freeman on October 5, 2003.

The church campus allowed for an expansion of ministries and mission, with the first Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch held on October 11, 2003.

In June 2004, a 15 year mortgage was obtained. 

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