Pastor Brian Harkness of Hebron New Life United Methodist Church takes a turn with a sledge hammer August 4 at the former Creative Catering facility on West Main Street in Hebron. Several dozen church members turned out Sunday evening to build some sweat equity in their new home. Members agree to remove about a half a dozen walls to cut renovation costs. Church member and general contractor Tim Wilson planned to start work on August 5. The $200,000 project to turn the catering hall into a church is expected to take about three months. Six classrooms will be built with two of them opening together into a community room. The existing commercial kitchen will remain. A 50-foot wide stage will be built for the 240-seat sanctuary which includes improved lighting and a state-of-the-art sound system. A small dining room will be constructed off the kitchen. Windows will be added to provide natural light for the classrooms and dining room. The project includes fixing the asphalt parking lot. The church has sold their building lot at Lake Drive and U.S. 40 to RCD Sales. The Hebron United Methodist Church on East Main Street is listed for sale. Harkness said the growing congregation has almost all the cash it needs for the project. “This isn’t a scary process financially.” The church may still have some six foot round folding banquet tables available for $25 each. Call 928-2471 to check. Beacon photo by Charles Prince.
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