Ground breaking held for new church building

By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal

In a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, September 30, the Mount Olive- Bethel Harmony Association announced to the city and surrounding community, plans to open an association and education building.

The building will be located on Armstrong Street across from Still Valley Church.

Rev. Benjamin Pittman of Mt Moriah Church and project Director for the building opened the ceremony.

“God brought us here,” said Pittman describing the journey of bring the building project to fruition.

Rosa Sanders, secretary for the Mount Olive-Bethel Harmony Association building fund, related the time and effort it took for so many.

“We put our heads together and feet on the ground,” said Sanders describing how the supporters of the project in the churches worked together to make this day happen.

According to Pittman nd Sanders, the association had worked on the project since Oct. 29, 1989 and had tallied over 99 meetings of the associations’executive board to bring the day when the ground could be turned in honor of the planned project.

Pittman noted that while the building was being built for the future generations success that it honored all those who have passed but worked so long on the project. Pittman recognized Rev. O.J. Jackson and Rev. E.L. Logan specifically.

Louisville Mayor Will Hill congratulated the churches for setting their sights on adding a wonderful addition to the community.

”This is something wonderful for the community,” said Mayor Hill.

Pittman noted that once the building is in place that conventions along with a long list of events can be held at the building especially to help impact the lives of young people.

Completion date is expected to be the first quarter of 2013.