Dear College View Family and Friends,
On September 11, 1977, the mission at 1810 S. Longmore Road in Mesa, Arizona officially became College View Baptist Church. During the past forty years, more than 1800 people have called College View their church home and have ministered to the surrounding community in many creative ways. On December 7, 2017, the final mortgage payment will be made and College View will be completely debt free! College View Baptist Church certainly has a rich, blessed past and a bright, hopeful future. These are two amazing accomplishments that need to be celebrated!
You are cordially invited to participate in a wonderful time of reflection, fellowship and rededication on January 21, 2018. Following the morning worship service, we will enjoy a luncheon, visit with new and old friends, reminisce and share stories, snap some photos, and commit our lives and our campus once again to the Lord’s work. To make our celebration even more meaningful, send us a brief story about your involvement with College View Baptist Church that we can include in our time line. In video or written form, tell a humorous story, share a testimony or relate how you ministered to others as a member of College View. The more inspiring tales we receive, the better! Save a video as an mp4 file or a written testimony as a word document. Then send your input to firstname.lastname@example.org. and label it “January Celebration” with your name, of course. Also state whether or not you will be able to attend the luncheon, so we will prepare enough food. Please join us as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future with hope! Isaiah 43:19 (NKJV) says:
“Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
Schedule of Events
9:00 am Bible Study — Classes for all ages
10:00 am Worship Service
11:30 am Sanctuary — Brief description of the purpose of the celebration given by Pastor Mark after the worship service. Marjorie Kuban, archivist for the Arizona Baptist Historical Commission, will present College View Baptist Church with a certificate commemorating the mortgage note burning.
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Fellowship Hall — Get a name tag with name and years at College View. Enjoy a meal and visiting with old and new friends.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
- Dudley Hall — Have picture taken and make comments to be included in the church memory book/scrapbook.
- Sanctuary — Read about the church history and testimonials recorded on the time line.
1:30 pm Closing Time — Mortgage note burning, closing comments by Pastor Mark and a prayer committing our lives and campus to the Lord’s work.
How to Be a Part of the Day
- Sign up for the luncheon in the foyer or email to email@example.com. The meal is free and will consist of lasagna, salad, bread, cake and drinks.
- Write or video tape a memory, humorous story, testimonial or how you ministered to others as a member of College View to be included on the timeline. Save a video as an mp4 file or a written testimony as a word document. Then send your input to firstname.lastname@example.org and label it “January Celebration” with your name, of course.