Meadowcreek blesses ground for fellowship hall addition

12/14/2012

Wilson Rubottom assists Janae Mangan as she breaks ground for Meadowcreek UMC in Collinsville. Watching are, from left, Pastor Brian Mangan, Steve Leslie, and Johnny Thorton.

Meadowcreek UMC in Collinsville broke ground Oct. 21 on an addition to its campus, and a $400,000 capital campaign is well under way.

Jan. 20 is Commitment Sunday for "Bring to Completion," based on Philippians 1:6.

The expansion will help the church strengthen its vision: to create space for fellowship and to better serve the congregation and the Collinsville community, north of Tulsa, in Bartlesville District.

"There are more than 22,000 people living within 5 miles of our church. Forty-one percent are below age 29, and nearly half of the households have children under the age of 18. So with this project, we aren’t just building a building," said Pastor Brian Mangan. "We are developing a ministry tool that will help us reach and disciple young families living in our area."

The Methodists established their presence in Collinsville in 1899. The current building, third in the church’s long history, was built in 2003 east of town on 10 acres, part of a three-building site plan, at 14205 E. 146th St. N.

The expansion, 3,400 square feet, will enlarge the nursery and provide a fellowship hall, flexible classrooms, and a kitchen.

Rev. Mangan led the October blessing ceremony and encouraged members of all ages to join him in breaking ground.


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