ALABASTER – The Church of the Highlands’ Alabaster Campus is expected to open with church services on Sunday, Aug. 27.
“We are looking forward to having a permanent location to serve the community,” said Layne Schranz, associate pastor of Church of the Highlands.
The Alabaster Church of the Highlands has been meeting at Thompson Middle School since March 2015, but members will be able to worship for the first time this Sunday at the church’s new home.
“We’re so grateful for the school’s willingness to partner with us to serve the community,” Schranz said. “And during that, we’ve made investments into the school and improvements even beyond our weekly rental that we were paying them. We’re very grateful for them, it’s been a great relationship with the school.”
Schranz talked about some of the amenities that will be available at the new location.
“We have beautiful fun, safe, and secure kids’ facilities for our Highlands Kids, our babies through elementary,” Schranz explained. “For services, we have a really nice auditorium that seats 850 adults.”
The address of the Church of the Highlands Alabaster is 8495 Highway 119 Alabaster 35007. The grand opening will take place on August 27, with regular church service times of 8 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
Schranz stated that, as with the church’s other venues, the church will hire local law officers to assist with entry and egress during the services.
“Our main goal as a church is to help people know God, find freedom (and) discover their purpose, so that they can make a difference,” Schranz explained.
On the first Saturday of each month, the Church of the Highlands organizes some kind of community outreach mission, according to Schranz.
On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Alabaster Church of the Highlands will also have an outreach event. The church is collaborating with Manna Ministries and Vineyard Family Services to provide food and lunch for needy families, as well as backpacks filled with food for low-income families and their children. Visitors are welcome from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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