McMinnville Reopens Kitchen and Friendship Hall

After eight long months, the McMinnville Church celebrated the reopening of its kitchen and Friendship Hall on Sabbath, Aug. 2. The congregation gathered to acknowledge God’s blessings with a special luncheon following a message by guest speaker Steve Arrington.

On the evening of Dec. 9, 2013, the church’s elders and pastor arrived at the church to find the whole annex ankle-deep with water and saturated ceiling tiles. The scheduled elders’ meeting turned into an emergency work bee to try and contain the damage. The culprit? A hole the size of a thumbprint in an overhead PVC pipe caused by a pressure surge in the city's water supply.

Months of hard work and countless hours of volunteer labor and expertise followed. Thanks to the insurance settlement and the members’ efforts, the McMinnville Church is now enjoying improved facilities and increased storage, all debt-free.

September 11, 2014 / Oregon Conference