Jones dedicates wing


New educational wing at Jones UMC

On May 9, Jones United Methodist Church dedicated a new educational wing, free of debt.

Mother’s Day 2010 was an appropriate date to celebrate a building project that began as "A Step of Faith" on Mother’s Day 2008. On that earlier date, Pastor Sherry Heath encouraged the members to pray, asking God if they should make a step-of-faith commitment for an addition to house Sunday school classes.

By Mother’s Day 2009, the congregation had raised money to fully fund the work, and a ground-breaking was held June 6, 2009. Sunday school classes first met in the new building on April 25, 2010.

The wing comprises eight classrooms, with one doubling as a nursery; three restrooms; and storage space.

Giving for the project continued beyond the capital campaign, enabling the church also to construct a new parking lot and to purchase furnishings for the classrooms and common areas of the addition.

"It is a great feeling to have a new building for our church family, and one that is mortgage-free," said Rev. Heath.

At the dedication, guest preacher was North Oklahoma City District Superintendent Dan Pulver. "We have a purpose in life. Life is going somewhere. What’s next?" he challenged.

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