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Posted January 22, 2014 in Altoona, Community Featured

Pastor Bob McConnellIt’s hard to believe it’s already the start of 2014. With a new year beginning, so are 2014 New Year’s resolutions. Are you striving to be healthier, get a better job or manage stress and debt? All of these resolutions are tremendous. However, Cornerstone Church wants to help “you” grow spiritually in 2014.

The vision at Cornerstone Church is to grow spiritually, grow numerically and grow financially. For Cornerstone Church to continue this vision in 2014, it recently went through some crucial changes.

“To continue growing and to make our visions a reality in 2014, we needed to improve in some key areas. Our sole purpose here at Cornerstone Church is to preach the Gospel and draw ‘you’ into a relationship with Jesus Christ,” says Pastor Bob McConnell.

The first changes Cornerstone Church went through were new construction projects to improve the facility and grounds. Multiple light poles were added around the parking lot for nighttime safety, walls were retextured in the worship center and new carpet was applied in the entire church. Then decisions were made to make the church handicapped accessible by widening doors, installing a new concrete ramp and remodeling the bathrooms. All of these changes have allowed for those in need of these improvements to get around the church at ease. As the church finished construction on the building, it started production on a new welcome sign which is planned to be finished in the early spring of 2014.

“We’re very excited about this new sign, it will be nicer and more noticeable,” says Cliff Lampe, Cornerstone Deacon.

For 2014, Pastor Bob McConnell challenges “you” to grow spiritually. He has just finished a study in the book of Luke about how Jesus, the One Perfect Lamb, sacrificed His life on the cross to wipe away our sins. He did that for “you.” Now, he has delved into the book of Acts to teach about the early church movement. McConnell will give counsel on how “you” can apply these principles to your daily lives.

With all of these recent changes, Cornerstone Church invites “you” to start 2014 off right by growing your faith and relationship with God by joining one of our services. Even though we may add brick, mortar, carpet and paint for our physical changes, they can’t replace the love the Savior has for “you.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “what this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!” (NLT)

From us to “you” — Happy New Year, Altoona.

Cornerstone Church
410 17th Ave. S.W.
(515) 967-2988
Sunday services: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m.

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