By Mike Ebert
Members of First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs will celebrate a special groundbreaking service Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 AM to inaugurate the construction of a new worship center and education building on the church’s property. The church has invited the entire community to participate.
The service is designed to include a special remembrance of the 26 people who died and the 20 who were injured during the Nov. 5, 2017 shooting at the church. There will also be a time to take note of and give thanks for all of the ways God has been working in peoples’ lives since that day.
Pastor Frank Pomeroy will bring a message of vision and encouragement, sharing his hope for how the new buildings will be used to honor and glorify God and bring more people to Him.
“This is a day for our entire community,” Pomeroy said. “These buildings will serve everyone. We hope they can be a means by which our church can become an even larger part of our town and region.”
The groundbreaking service will include brief messages from local officials and pastors who have played a special role in the healing of FBC Sutherland Springs. Immediately after the service, the community is invited to lunch followed by a time of worship including the celebration of several baptisms.
Mike Ebert is the Executive Director of Public Relations for the North American Mission Board.