16 November 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The new Elim Pentecostal Church on the Ballybay Road celebrates its official opening this Saturday, November 17th at 2pm and the community are invited to attend.
Saturday’s opening will be officiated by congregation members Richard and Nora Wilson. Elim Irish Superintendent Pastor Edwin Michael will be one of the speakers and John Purcell will also give an insight into his faith.
This magnificent place of worship is a credit to the Church, which raised all of the €1.5 million needed to complete the project in-house with no need for external fundraising.
Pastor Stephen Matthews gave The Northern Standard a tour on Tuesday last and our reporter was impressed to say the least.
The building is every bit as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside. It seems they really have thought of everything.
The glass and stonework on the exterior is a fusion of the old and the new, Pastor Matthews explained.
There is a kitchen, creche, multi-purpose hall, Sunday School, toilets, shower facilities, a youth cafe and a youth meeting room – to name but a few features.
The foyer comprises an information desk with offices off it and the Church itself, boasts a state-of-the-art sound system installed by Stephen Corr. The building also has a geo-thermal heating system by EuroTech.
Teddy Duffy of Doohamlet Construction, was the main contractor, Coyles of Monaghan was the architectural firm and Patrick Kelly was the Project Manager, all of whom are thanked for doing a top job.
Pastor Matthews told The Northern Standard: “It’s exciting to be at the start of a new chapter, we are looking forward to what the future holds and what God does.
“There are a lot of hurting people out there looking for a lot of answers. We’re here to tell Jesus’ story, spread Jesus’ message and to show Jesus’ love.”

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