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2010-07-09 / Church

Lexington United Methodist Church Restores Sanctuary

By Andy Woodward

Before Before The sanctuary restoration project at Lexington United Methodist Church is complete. The first worship service in the newly restored sanctuary was held on Sunday, June 20th. The opening of the sanctuary was also the first worship service led by the new pastor of the Lexington and Blue United Methodist Churches, Lance Richards.

The vision for the sanctuary restoration project was to update the facility, last renovated in 1966, while respecting the vision of the members who built the sanctuary in 1928. The updated facility seeks to maintain the charm of classic lighting, furnishing, and wood stain. These features are blended with fully modern energy efficiency, video, and sound capabilities.

Several groups worked on the sanctuary restoration during the last seven weeks. Church Interiors, Inc. of Salado performed the demolition, insulation, and restoration of the sanctuary interior. W. O. Exner of Lexington installed a new air conditioning and heating system. Robert Patschke of Lexington replaced the 1928 wiring with a modern electrical system and installed new lighting in the sanctuary.

After After A rededication service will be held on Thursday, July 29th at 7:00 pm. The entire community is invited for an hour of singing, worship, and fellowship.

The restoration project has been financed by donations and commitments from the members and friends of Lexington United Methodist Church. In addition, the church has begun a new fried fish fundraiser to benefit the restoration fund. The next fried fish dinner will be held on Sunday, July 11th.

Members of the Lexington United Methodist Church hope that the restored sanctuary will be more comfortable and welcoming for everyone who wants to join in worship.

For more information on the restoration project, go to “Sanctuary restoration” link on the church website, www.lexingtonumc.org.

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