There’s no place like home…in Port Orchard!
Wow, what a wonderful weekend we just had! Our own Gunnar Tesdahl was ordained and installed as the newest Assistant Pastor at Chapel Hill, and it was so great to see so many of you gather in person to support Gunnar in his calling. I know Gunnar, Aimee, and their families appreciated your prayers and presence. As we continue to demonstrate our commitment to raising up leaders and launching disciple-makers like Gunnar, I feel the excitement, and I hope you do, too!
And while we are on the topic of excitement, I hope you caught Pastor Megan Hackman’s important announcement on Wednesday, but in case you didn’t…here’s the scoop:
You’ll remember that Chapel Hill Port Orchard was birthed in a heartfelt desire to seek the Kingdom of God in the midst of the local community…to point spiritually hungry people to Jesus…pray for revival and revitalization…and to celebrate whenever God’s will is done.
Well, all those things are evident in this amazing news: as of this week, Chapel Hill Port Orchard has a downtown ministry space to call its very own! The church offices are moving to 703 Kitsap Street, right next to City Hall. The space will be shared with YoungLife, and in addition to moving offices there, Pastors Megan and Larry plan to gather with small groups, hold community dinners, and provide a place to tutor kids after school… to name just a few things. In fact, Pastor Megan has asked for all of us to help her dream about creative ways to use the property for ministry. You can email her here.
We also intend for the house to serve as a residence for Chapel Hill interns that will serve at both Port Orchard and in Gig Harbor. It’s inspiring to see the vision for raising up leaders to serve in their own neighborhood. I’m sure there will be wonderful stories that will come from that effort.
Speaking of stories: the story of how Pastor Megan first came across the property is an amazing miracle on its own: she was on a prayer walk on September 8, 2018, saw the house, and prayed for it. Nearly three years later, it became available and now that prayer is being answered. To learn more, watch this video.
I hope you’ll join me in thanking God for his provision and faithfulness. This is truly a sign of even greater things to come for Chapel Hill Port Orchard and the community to which it has been called.
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