Things are really starting to take shape in our new building! As Jimmy shared in his update last week, it continues to be an incredible journey to watch God provide so powerfully throughout our building project. On our most recent giving day, Sunday, February 7th, we not only raised what we needed to meet our financial deadline, but we raised $41,000 more! Way to go, church! We are blown away by your generosity, faith and sacrificial giving.
If you missed Jimmy’s most recent update where he shared about the new May 1st move-in date, you can read it here. You can also watch this video for an update.
Here are some photos of our most-recent progress:
The stone is going on the columns in the new Lobby!
The first installation of the AV and sound equipment started going in this week.
This is a picture of the ceiling in the new Auditorium. These “clouds” are designed to help with the acoustics.
The balcony is getting a fresh coat of paint.
We are so excited to have been able to provide backpacks and school supplies for every student at Provident Heights Elementary School!
Antioch is located in one of the poorest zip codes in Texas. Many kids in our neighborhood are struggling in school, which can be a barrier to getting out of generational poverty. One way Antioch is addressing this challenge is by supporting Waco Independent School District in practical ways. We want the administration, parents and students to know we’re behind them. Providing the more than 450 students with backpacks and school supplies was one of the most practical things we could do to help. Our hope is that students will know someone cares for and believes in them and that it will help the school year get off to a great start.
We also support WISD through the STARS Mentoring Project, which provides mentoring for local, at-risk third through fifth graders at Provident Heights and Waco Charter School. Antioch is a part of a larger, community-wide initiative with other churches to mobilize 1,000 mentors for students in the Waco Independent School District. Apply today to be a mentor!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who spent the day packing and delivering backpacks!