Well, this is it! The days we've been praying for, working toward and sacrificing toward are finally here.
The Grand Re-Opening of our Orillia Campus happens THIS Sunday at Connexus Orillia. I've been praying for you Orillia as you invite friends and am so excited about this fresh new season of ministry we get to do together.
Why are we doing all this?
It's simple. People give up on church long before they give up on God. We want to create a church unchurched people love to attend. A church you love inviting your friends into.
And we're about to take that to a whole new level starting this weekend.
So, Orillia, we promised to refresh our environments at Connexus Orillia and here's what you can expect:
New Service Times in Orillia:
- NEW service times. Services now start at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.!
- Transit will be offered at 9:00 a.m.
- Waumba Land and Upstreet will be running at both services.
- Inside Out remains the same (Sunday nights at 7 p.m!)
A New Look!
- A brand new look for Connexus Church with a new logo, new colours and new feel!
- A brand new foyer design that frees up far more square footage for conversations and connection, plus a huge new graphic wall that's much more welcoming.
- Brand new signage, and a bold new look for our trailers (you won't believe how beautifully different they are).
- Brand new coffee service systems to make your java even smoother.
- A new front stage video wall in the main auditorium.
- Improved and permanent lighting in the adult and kids environments.
- Other design tweaks in our environments!
A Few Other Things!
- I'll be speaking live in Orillia for the Grand Re-Opening with a message called Restart: What Happens When You Believe (Again)
- We'll even do an official grand reopening ribbon cutting at 10:15 a.m. in the main foyer.
I know for many of us, seeing it will be more powerful than reading about it, so we'll see you Sunday at 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
This Sunday at Connexus Barrie, it's our LAST Sunday in the Galaxy Cinemas. Service times are still 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. for one last week.
Then starting this week we flip the switch at our new facility at 20 Mills Road with our services Thursday night (see below) and then our first soft-launch Sunday May 17th at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., followed by our Grand Opening Sunday May 24th at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Have You Got Your Free Tickets Yet For Our FIRST Service Thursday, May 14th at 7:00pm?
Our very first service at our new central facility happens next Thursday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m.
It's a chance for Orillia folks and Barrie folks to come together to worship, give thanks and celebrate. It's the closest thing we've got to a dedication service and it will be powerful…even as we learn the ropes of our new technology and building.
So…get your free tickets today to reserve a space for this historic night!
Child care is provided through Grade 5.
Getting to Mills Road
Wondering where our new facility is? Here's a nifty map to help. It's actually within a one minute drive of the Barrie Galaxy Cinemas…so it's super close!
Well, that's a lot of news.
Thanks for being part of a mission that's far bigger than all of us!
Oh…and WHO are you inviting Sunday? We've been praying for them for months…so be bold and bring some friends!