Clemmons Presbyterians to dedicate new facility Sept. 20

Published 2:50 pm Friday, September 11, 2015

Clemmons Presbyterian Church will dedicate its new fellowship hall on Sunday, Sept. 20. The congregation began planning for the new building in 2010. A successful capital campaign, “Building into the next 50 Years”, was launched and generously supported in 2012. The new addition features a Fellowship Hall seating 600 and can be subdivided into three smaller rooms with floor to ceiling dividers. A commercial style kitchen is the heart of the project, replacing the 1964-era church kitchen. Bathrooms with showers will make the building suitable to host mission trips and other groups. Church members are excited about the new drop off and circle drive off Clemmons Road and the extended parking. This large new entry connects the sanctuary with one of the existing buildings making before and after worship movement much easier. The community is invited to a special service of dedication and thanksgiving at 10 am August 23 in the church sanctuary and to a reception and dedication in the new building immediately following the service. Clemmons Presbyterian was organized in 1962 and has been located at 3930 Clemmons Road since then. Many local groups use the facility from AA, Al-Anon and NA to Girl Scouts, the Red Cross and the Board of Elections. The over 500 members are active in the work of Salem Presbytery and the PC(USA) missions near and far, including missions to Mexico and Taiwan as well as local nursing homes, Habitat for Humanity and Food Pantries, to name only a few. This summer, members of the Middle School group participated in a mission trip to Virginia and High School youth and adult members traveled to the Henderson Settlement in rural Appalachia for a week of mission work. These mission projects are an outgrowth of the Church mission statement “Believing, Belonging, Becoming and Branching Out as disciples of Jesus Christ.”