I am continually amazed by all the ways that God has used our recent purchase of our 8th Ave. West church building on Queen Anne to further His causes and bring his people positive attention and abundant support from the community.
On May 20th of last month Scott Green, our lead evangelist, and Charles Robison, our Queen Anne Mission Town Leader, attended the 35th Anniversary Celebration of HISTORIC SEATTLE, an organization devoted to preserving the heritage of our city. Our church was honored with a Preservation Award for Community Partnership for Historic Preservation. Mayor Greg Nickels and many honored guests heard Charles Robison tell the story of our church building’s near brush with demolition and eventual rescue. It has been almost two years (we closed on 8/28/07) since we purchased this architectural masterpiece and moved into our first church home.
We are on the verge of becoming a Seattle Historic Landmark. Thank you to all who have helped us along the way. We received a generous restoration grant from 4Culture.org and are planning our October 3rd Auction Event to raise the matching funds needed to restore our roof and assure the building will be a thriving community treasure for many years to come.