Hillabee Campground UMC Dedicates New Building



New building launched with groundbreaking:
Hillabee Campground Church Family
Fellowship Hall Ground Breaking
It continued with construction:
Building construction
It culminated with dedication:
Hillabee Campground Dedication of Building
David Sherrell & Jim Fuller
Dr. Richard Stryker congratulates Jim Fuller

Building after construction

Hillabee Campground United Methodist congregation and guests gathered on Sunday, February 12th for the dedication of their new Education and Fellowship center. Pastor David Sherrell delivered the message. The service was held at 11:00 AM in the historic sanctuary. On this site, “the first camp meeting was held in 1847, under a brush arbor and tent holders camped in cloth tents.”[i] In a new day, the church prepares for the future.

The worship service continued outside with program of dedication as the congregation reassembled and faced the new building. Dr. Richard Stryker, Southeast District Superintendent and Pastor Sherrell shared in the consecration and dedication of the building to God for the service of God’s kingdom. The church presented a plaque to Mr. Jim Fuller for his role in guiding the construction of the new building. Members and guests moved into the new building for a festive celebration meal.

This beautiful building is a much needed functional space as the church lives out ministry in the 21st century. The leaders decided on a pay as you built plan and as a result, there is no debt on the building. Even though this building project was underway, giving to United Methodist ministries through apportionment remained at 100%.

Congratulations to the leaders of Hillabee Campground for their vision and for working to make the vision a reality!

[i] History of Hillabee Campground Church. http://www.hillabeecampground.com/history.html (Accessed 2/14/2012)



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