Breaking New Ground
On Sunday, August 21, Epiphany people gathered on the hill that fronts Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to "break new ground." This important milestone in the life of Epiphany was also a statement to the world and to ourselves that we are committed to breaking new ground as a congregation.
To view video highlights and photos of the groundbreaking service, access Epiphany's Facebook page.
Click here to view archtectural renderings of the exterior and interior building modifications. (These drawings are not final but are representative of the modifications.)
From the August 21st Service of Groundbreaking
A Litany of Thanksgiving and Supplication
This is the day the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
God gathers us here because God is doing a good thing through us.
Today we take one important step in the mission to which we are called -- to reach out, raise up, and change the world through the light of the living Christ!
For what purpose?
So that all might thrive and serve in the light of God's grace!
The Lord be with you!
And also with you!
Let us pray together.
Blessed are you creator, sustainer, and redeemer of the entire universe. You fill the entire world with your presence. Your name is holy throughout the earth. Bless all those who have worked and contributed to bring us to this day. We set apart this ground and this site for your purposes. May the vision and hope that brought us to this day come to full fruition.
May our sacrifices and your grace equip us to better reach out and connect with those in this community.
May the light of your grace shine like a great beacon to all of the troubled, confused, and lonely.
May our sacrifices and your grace equip us to keep our promises we have made to our children and youth.
May we not only be a place that truly cares about kids. May we also be a commuity that forms all people who will change the world.
We pray for the safety of those who will work on this site on our behalf.
We pray for good weather and a good season for building.
We pray for the space that will arise from this work to be holy space where holy, healing, and hopeful conversation takes place.
Where laughter takes place.
Where worship is our priority.
Where we always remember that the tomb is empty.
May we always be that place where all are embraced, where all are welcomed, and where all are invited to experience the best of God's goodness, because ...
The gifts of God are free!