You may have seen some of the work being done as the First Christian Church in San Angelo has undergone six months of renovation and now it's time for the grand opening this Sunday!

TJ Shoop- York is the senior minister at First Christian Church and said that after the last 6 months of renovating the church campus, they are excited to celebrate their grand opening this Sunday, November 21st at 10:00 AM.

The Chamber of Commerce will lead with a ribbon cutting, Leadership from the city are expected to be there and everyone is invited to share in their joy with their new facility.

Rev. Shoop-York said..."We have a vision of becoming the "Backyard of Downtown San Angelo." Our heart is to use our space to build connections and relationships with our neighbors. We hope to grow our missional impact and expand our reach in sharing the good news."


In an interview with Rev. Shoop-York described their mission and how it came to be..."Two and a half years ago, we went through a 40 day prayer process," Shoop-York said. "We sought God's guidance and we felt God calling us to claim downtown as our location to do ministry. A couple of things came out of that, the first was to be the backyard of downtown and to use our space as a connection point for businesses and non-profits in our community. They could come and use it as a gathering space or as a meeting space and as a place for fellowship, really any way we can be a gift to our community."

Shoop-York went on to described the inside and it's purpose...

"The inside spot called 'The Table' is really the heart of who we are," Shoop-York said. "We wanted to create a massive gathering space where people can come and build those connections and have those relationships and those fellowships. We believe that, as a church, it's our job to be a gift to the community and we think we can find a way to use our space by updating it to gift the community with a nice, upscale place to come and do anything that folks can imagine to do."

This Church also has several other areas of expansion and renovation.

The First Christian Church is located at 29 North Oakes St and they would love for you to join their grand opening celebration which will also include worship services at 9 and 11 am.

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