The First United Methodist Church In Taylorville announced a massive two-year expansion project Thursday Afternoon. The remodel and expansion will include a 12,400-foot addition to the east. It will also maintain the integrity and beauty of the existing 100-year-old sanctuary. The upgrades will focus on safety and security. A new addition will have a covered portico for easy, ground-level entries.
Lisa Livingston along with Bob Febus says that this is happening now because of a MAPP (ministry assessment planning process study) along with security measures.
A brand new community room will have table seating for 240 with a full commercial kitchen. There will be an inviting new welcome center along with a full-size volleyball court and basketball half-court in addition to an upgraded dedicated youth area.
The Church is expected to break ground in the summer of 2020 and take approximately 2 years to finish. Febus says the entire project will be debt-free thanks to contributions from the congregation and others who have contributed.
Pastor Becky Lembke says there is always a church home there for anyone who wants it.
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