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Christ's Church making more room
By PAT JENKINS
Christs Church in Federal Way has given its members more elbow room with a new, $4.6 million worship center.
The 16,000-square-feet building on South Dash Point Road officially opened Oct. 24, providing auditorium-style accommodations for the approximately 1,200 people who regularly attend two-a-day Sunday services.
A growing membership, plus ambitious plans to serve Jesus Christ, led to the start in 1999 of a two-phase construction plan, said pastor Jeff Moorehead.
The first part was the worship center, a one-story building that includes a nursery wing and, in the 12,000-square-feet auditorium, a seating capacity of 600 that can be expanded in the future to 750. An unfinished basement can eventually be used for classrooms, and a new parking area built on Federal Way Public Schools property will be shared with nearby Sacajawea Middle School.
Construction began July 25. Money for it came from donations.
A 24-year-old multi-purpose building that housed worship services will be remodeled into a gymnasium and fellowship hall. A commercial kitchen also is included in long-range plans.
An existing two-story classroom wing will continue to be used for childrens programs.
Moorehead, pastor for eight years, said Christs Church is a non-affiliated, independent Bible congregation devoted to building Christ-exalting lives. It was originally founded in 1972.
Church programs include Biblical counseling (We all need help at times, the church Web site notes), a womens ministry and a mens monthly breakfast (the next one is Nov. 13 at 7:30 a.m.).
Editor Pat Jenkins: 925-5565, firstname.lastname@example.org