We will not meet in our new space until Dec. 1. We will meet in our current worship space at 1585 S. Ponce for two more Sundays, Nov. 17 and 24.
Our new worship space will be located at the former Avondale Middle School building at 3131 Old Rockbridge Rd. Avondale GA 30002
. Be sure to look at the Google map carefully. When you turn off of N. Clarendon Rd. onto Old Rockbridge, take the second right onto Ohm Ave. and follow it to the school. Unless prohibited, we will place “Veritas” directional signs out at N. Clarendon and Ohm. If prohibited, we will do it anyway. I kid. Is this the new meeting space for Fernbank Elementary?
Yes, but I want to be careful about defining our space as Fernbank. When most people in Atlanta hear “Fernbank Elementary” they think of the old building near the Fernbank Museum. Is this our permanent space?
No. This is a temporary space How long will we be here?
Until we identify our permanent location. Could be weeks. Could be months.
Many of the locations we explored only allowed for an evening worship time, or lacked the space required. With so many families with small children, we felt it was important to find a location where we could meet at our usual time, 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. We found one location available, but it only seated 100 and only had two rooms for children’s space. At the school we have more than adequate space for worship and children’s ministry. Will we have to set up and take down each Sunday? Yes. To what extent we aren’t sure. Ideally, however, this will be a temporary issue.
With God’s help and cheerful hearts. Time was getting short to find a space, and I’m so thankful that God has blessed us with a great, inexpensive opportunity. Over the last nine years, God has always proven Himself faithful. This will be a challenging time. Change is always challenging. This will mean a longer commute for some. For several years, we’ve enjoyed the convenience of walking into a space that’s already set up. For a season, we’ll have to roll up our sleeves. There will be 1000 other inconveniences if that’s what we look for, but if we maintain a grateful heart, we will see what God is doing instead. Let’s take a page out of the Carter Family songbook and Keep on the Sunny Side. We may have to remind each other, so feel free to say, “David, keep on the sunny side.” See how sunny they look? They’re keepin’ it sunny side. (K.I.S.S.). When anyone get’s sour, that’s what we’ll say: “Kiss it.” : )
We have four teams ready for the big moving day on Nov. 24. Please choose a team and come ready to help us move it out. Affordable comestibles will be served.
*Moving Team - This is where we will need most of our helpers. Richie Gunn will lead the moving team in removing our stuff from the building and into PODs outside. If you have a dolly, bring it along.
*Electrical Team - Chad Scott will be leading a team of individuals to disconnect electrical equipment such as overhead lights and heat pumps. If you have some basic experience in this area, bring tools and jump in.
*Tile Team - This team will be removing and boxing ceiling tiles and carpet tiles. Yes, they can be re-used. The ceiling tiles, however, have to be handled with care.
*Door & Cabinet Team - This team will remove door frames, doors, bathroom stalls, and kitchen cabinets.
*Plumbing - Big thanks to Alan Foster, who will come in the following week and removing all plumbing fixtures.