Seeking a new place of worship and a sense of permanence in the community, the prayers from members of City Church Greenville have been answered in the form of a unanimous vote of approval.
During the Jan. 18 meeting of the Eureka Township Planning Commission, a special land use request and site plan were approved for City Church Greenville to go forward with plans to construct a new church on property previously belonging to Frugthaven Farm owners April and Mike Petersen.
After four years of coming together in the presence of God in a variety of temporary locations, City Church of Greenville may have finally found itself a permanent house of worship.
During Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Greenville Planning Commission, City Church of Greenville Campus Pastor Tim Simon, joined by his wife and Communications and Guest Services Director Marcy Simon, as well as fellow pastor Joe Capriglione and his wife, Church Administrator Barb Capriglione, presented a preliminary site plan to construct a new church in a familiar location — Frugthaven Farm.
Peeking into the large barn at Frugthaven Farm, Holly Rasmussen couldn’t help but take one more picture of her son, Chance Warden, 18, as he and his girlfriend prepared to head off to prom in Grand Rapids.
As the barn’s door came to a close and Rasmussen made her exit, she felt relieved after seeing how happy her son was to also be among friends, gathered in a safe environment prior to prom.