Saturday, June 07, 2008

The New Church

Here is the outside of our new building.
This is the view from the pulpit through the chapel into the cultural hall and the doors at the back are our baptismal font.

The new chapel is beautiful when it is all lit up.

This is the Relief Society Room before the two of us put it together.

Brother Banks assessing the kitchen.
The missionaries cleaned and put all away in the kitchen.

Here is one of the many classrooms we have.

The beautiful padded green chairs in the Relief Society Room.

Tomorrow will be the first Sunday we are in our new building. We are very excited to have this building. The Belle Isle Branch has come a long way. When the branch was first formed the members used to meet outside at the park called Belle Isle. Now they have their very own building. Here are a few pictures from the day we went and cleaned.


Aaron said...

Awesome. I am excited for your branch. I am sure that the new building will be instrumental in experiencing the blessings of the gospel. Have a great meeting tomorrow.

Alan & Laurie said...

My dad, born in 1927, lived near the first Detroit Chapel built in the late 1920's on Sorrento. A few years ago, I-96 was built through Detroit, taking the Sorrento Chapel and leaving only a footbridge over the freeway to remind us. She was Alan's first ward when he was baptized; where he was ordained to the Priesthood; sustained as the Financial Clerk. Now we give the beautiful new Detroit River and Belle Isle Branch twin buildings to the Grand Old Lady called Detroit. Unbelievably, these are the first entirely new churches to be built from the ground up in Detroit in generations we are told. Our prayers are with you, President Owens, as the new takes its rightful place with the less new, and the Lord places His faith in the Latter-day Saints of Detroit. LET'S GO DO SOME GOOD!
Alan & Laurie Johnson