In August 2014, we launched our Vision 2020 with a desire to glorify God by making disciples as we love and serve Noosa. A significant part of the vision was the call to generously support two significant areas we deemed necessary to help us reach the vision: (1) staffing and (2) new buildings on both sites.

It was so encouraging to see our church get behind the vision in such a tangible way. Praise God we were able to fund Simon for a further three years and build two halls, one on each site.

The development of the buildings was no small feat. We were blessed to have a range of people with appropriate expertise to help guide us through the complex nature of developing plans and obtaining all the planning approvals. Working with the Diocese proved a particular challenge, as did obtaining final building certification, but here we are today to celebrate God’s goodness, your generosity, and the wonderful achievement of the buildings’ taskforce! Praise God for a wonderful result, by which we can more effectively serve God and proclaim the good news for years to come!

I particularly want to thank today the hard-working buildings taskforce: Ruth Craven, John Deshon, Peter Chapman, Petrus Habermehl, Ray Rudland and Kym Schuller. Your work is so appreciated! I want to especially mention Convenor Ruth Craven and architect John Deshon, without whom, we wouldn’t be enjoying these wonderful facilities today. May God receive the glory!

Mark

The Rev’d Mark Calder