Des­ti­na­tion Church cel­e­brates grand open­ing

Church has com­bined all three cam­puses into one lo­ca­tion

The Progress-Index Weekend - - RELIGION - Con­trib­uted Re­port

HOPEWELL — Des­ti­na­tion Church will hold its grand open­ing ser­vice at its new lo­ca­tion in the Cross­ings Shop­ping Cen­ter on Sun­day, Oct. 15. Light re­fresh­ments will be served thirty min­utes be­fore each of the ser­vices, which be­gin at 8 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and the com­mu­nity is in­vited to at­tend.

“We are ready to con­tinue to sup­port our com­mu­nity from one cen­tral­ized lo­ca­tion,” said Bryan Briggs, lead pas­tor at Des­ti­na­tion. “Go­ing from tem­po­rary cam­puses to a per­ma­nent fa­cil­ity will al­low us to be a hub for serv­ing our com­mu­nity. It also al­lows us plenty of room to grow.”

Des­ti­na­tion Church is a ca­sual, con­tem­po­rary, Chris­tian church that be­gan in Colo­nial Heights in Fe­bru­ary of 2011. It ex­panded into one of the fastest-grow­ing churches in the coun­try with cam­puses in Hopewell and Ch­ester. They hold the be­lief that it’s not where you’ve been, but where you’re go­ing that mat­ters. They wel­come peo­ple of all back­grounds and pro­vide an un­in­tim­i­dat­ing place to ex­pe­ri­ence church.

“The fa­cil­ity is awe­some,” com­mented Jan­ice Logue, com­mer­cial re­la­tor

with Do­min­ion Com­mer­cial, who rep­re­sented the church. “Des­ti­na­tion has show­cased their cre­ativ­ity by turn­ing 50,000 square feet of for­mer re­tail space into a beau­ti­ful, invit­ing, com­fort­able en­vi­ron­ment to have church in. You re­ally feel at home as soon as you walk in the door.”

“What im­pressed me the most,” said Ruenette Hoff­man, mother of three and at­tendee at Des­ti­na­tion, is the kid’s area. “They of­fer a safe, clean and fun en­vi­ron­ment for our kids so we can en­joy a stress-free hour and fif­teen min­utes in ser­vice while our kids are learn­ing, mak­ing friends and hav­ing a blast.”

Des­ti­na­tion is known for its com­mu­nity ser­vice pro­jects in the Tri-Cities, es­pe­cially what they call “Do for One” week, where they go into the com­mu­nity and do for one per­son what they wish they could do for ev­ery­one. This may in­clude ran­dom acts of kind­ness by peo­ple who at­tend the church, tar­geted bless­ings of teach­ers, mil­i­tary and other peo­ple groups, and many things in be­tween.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Des­ti­na­tion or their pro­grams, email info@ des­ti­na­tion­ or call 804.536.9890.

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