Artist's vision of the proposed pavilion at Parma Heights Baptist Church

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pavilion Construction Photos -- Final installment

The final installment for now. Check back for more updates after the foundation is ready and we have a work day.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pavilion Photos -- Day 3

Are you enjoying these glimpses of what's happening with the pavilion?
Once the foundation is set, we'll be getting closer to raising the roof!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Photo Album

Thank you, to the faithful who keep checking the Pavilion Updates blog.
We haven't posted in some time, but now we have photos, to show you what's been happening on the site for the pavilion.

We have a number of photos that we will be posting, to show the progress of preparation for construction. Every few days, some new photos will show up.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Clearing the Way!

Have you checked out the woods by the Family Life Center lately?

Changes have been happening!

Pam Scott reports that fifty trees were taken down on the plot of ground where the pavilion will be built. The trees were cut up for firewood and debris was cleared away. John Combs and some youth volunteers came through and helped with hauling and clearing. Plus, a team of people went into the house sitting on the property and got some major ridding out done.

If you can get through all the snow that's been falling lately, try to stop over and take a look. It may be gloomy and cold and wet over there right now, but just think about what that part of the property will look like this spring and summer -- it's not too soon to get excited!

Monday, October 21, 2013

In God's Timing: Groundbreaking!

Temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s on Sunday, October 20th, didn't discourage those who gathered outside the Family Life Center, facing the woods where yellow tape and stakes marked the approximate location and dimensions of the future pavilion.

Pastor Kraig provided music during the time between the end of the second service and the beginning of the groundbreaking. Pastor Dan greeted those who braved the breeze and chilly air to come out and participate in this moment in the history of our church family.

Moorman Scott spoke briefly on the dream and the process that led to finally being able to ceremonially
break ground, and gave credit to those who were part of the effort. Then Carl Guenther spoke on the vision that originally brought the founding families of PHBC to this parcel of land in Parma Heights, where there was nothing but fields and chicken coops, and a small school building far in the distance.

Next, Mayor Michael Byrne stepped up and greeted church members and read a proclamation in honor of the event.

He was followed by a succession of members of the church, representing different groups, turning ceremonial shovels of dirt:

Representative for Children: Cameron Fiest

Representative for Youth: Daniel Hickey

Representative for Young Adults: Keith Pech

Representative for Adults: Jeff Hemme

Representative for Charter Members: Eleanor Maslanich

With the time for the third service quickly approaching and the temperatures dropping while the breeze picked up, the service ended with prayers of dedication led by Ron Nelson, Pam Scott and Pastor Dan.

If you haven't had a chance to step over to the far side of our property and see the place marked out for the pavilion, please do so. And remember to keep praying for this new ministry tool. Great things are about to happen!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rounding Third and Heading for ... Groundbreaking!

Good news!

Specific dates and times have not been set, but word has come that the contracts will be signed soon, and groundbreaking should take place some time after that.

Thank you, to everyone who has been praying for the pavilion project and who have been faithfully contributing to the fund.

Thank you for your patience.

Thank you for continuing to believe even when innumerable little delays kept getting in the way.

Don't forget to check out the model, which seems to have "landed" in the glass walkway.

Keep an eye out for the model of the fireplace that sits in the children's Sunday school hallway, and serves as a bank to hold all the nickels, dimes and quarters the children contribute to the campaign.

Keep your calendars open, and join us for the groundbreaking ceremony -- whenever the official date and time is chosen. It's sure to be a time of celebration.