Midnight Son Opens New Worship Center
Sept. 20, 2014, was a day of celebration for the Midnight Son Adventist Church in Kenai as members opened their new worship center. Mayor Pat Porter assisted the children with the ribbon-cutting ceremony, stating that “our children are the future of our community and our churches.” Quentin Purvis, Alaska Conference vice president secretariat, traveled from Anchorage for the occasion and officiated in the inauguration service with the local pastor, Rick Cabero.
During the service, those who attended enjoyed a variety of Christian music complemented by sign language. The children performed two special songs, including one in Spanish.
The new worship center features a grand piano as well as state-of-the-art audio-visual systems, enhancing the already astounding acoustics. Contemporary lighting, comfortable seating and overhead windows that frame birch trees set a peaceful and worshipful atmosphere. Downstairs the facility reveals a modern kitchen with tables suitable for meetings, social functions and food service.
Along with Sabbath services, the center hosts Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step group that meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. The church family is excited about the new church growth they observe and the capabilities of reaching more physical and spiritual needs of people in the community with their new facilities. The new worship center will also be available for private use.