Members of the Apostolic Temple Church in South Bend have something to celebrate in addition to Easter. They are able to worship in their church’s sanctuary for the first time!
The church has been under construction for around three months. It has seen several transformations since the 1930’s, but this one was by far the biggest.
Everything from the floors, to the walls, to the windows underwent the remodel. The church even got a new stage and chairs.
Around 250 volunteers from the church community did all of the construction. All together the renovations cost about $350,000 thousand. Church leaders say this price would have been much higher if they were forced to bring on professionals.
The original plan was to wrap-up the work by April 1, but church goers and staff hoped the move-in date would fall before Easter Sunday.
A pastor for the church says the fact that they are able to move in this weekend is a true Easter blessing.
“We are all excited. We’ve been running crazy for 84 days and now it’s time to take a few minutes to just sit back and enjoy what God has blessed us with and then move forward from there,” said Assistant Pastor Steven Rowe.