ACC campus closed, what about the Compassion Center?
It’s been a challenging week for many with public health concerns over COVID-19. The Northshore School District made the switch to all online learning yesterday. Many churches in Lynnwood, Kirkland, Seattle and surrounding areas were asking whether they too should gather last weekend. This was a question Alderwood Community Church wrestled with as well, finally making the decision to do all we can to protect our church body. Not only are Sunday services cancelled at ACC, but many mid-week gatherings and events have been cancelled or postponed, including Taste of Alderwood, our Sunday services with guest speaker Eugene Cho, and the middle school Black Ops event.
What about the Compassion Center?
You might be wondering what’s happening with the Compassion Center with all of these cancelled events and our closed campus? You may remember that we mentioned we estimated opening our doors to the community in April of 2020 during our I Love My City push back in February. That target date will get pushed back, however, we are still committed to opening the Compassion Center to our community. It’s not a matter of whether, it’s a matter of when. Right now, there is no exact date. Everything is fluid as far as the health and safety of our community and our church body.
The good news is that construction on the Compassion Center building continues! The punch list was completed today, which means we are down to the home stretch. Touch up paint, moldings, a bit more flooring and final cleaning will be completed over the next several days. After the final inspection we hope to have the certificate of occupancy soon after. Once we have the certificate of occupancy, stocking of shelves and training will commence in preparation for our opening.
What you can do.
Please pray with us to for approval of occupancy. Pray for the lives that will be impacted through the ministry of the Compassion Center. Please pray for the health of our community that healing would come to our city and God would be glorified in the midst of this difficult time.
You can also continue to give to the ministry of the Compassion Center. You can give to help stock the shelves and other initial costs as we prepare to open the doors.Give