Construction began on our new Building Project in February of 2009. Contracted by R. W. Allen, this $10.4 million project has not only added dramatically to our church’s facilities but has also renovated existing portions of our building. The new facilities include increased space for the Music Ministry; a larger narthex for greater fellowship; connecting space with ease of access to worship, fellowship, and educational activities; and additional on-site parking. New amenities for education include expanded classroom sizes, additional security for children, a safe traffic entrance and exit during the week for Weekday School children and on Sunday Morning, and the transformation of the current Fellowship Hall into a Children’s Ministry Suite. Youth have their own space, named “The Pit” (a name which they chose themselves), which includes areas for classes and fellowship, in addition to an outdoor amphitheater. Facilities for our involvement in the Family Promise of Athens (formerly IHNA) have been added, including showers in the basement. The new facilities also include a new Super Classroom, complete with projection equipment, which will be the main meeting area for our Session meetings and other large meetings. A brand-new kitchen and beautiful new Fellowship Hall round out this project, giving us more space to bring the congregation together in fellowship. This project could not have even begun without the contributions given to our Capital Stewardship program, and First Presbyterian Church would like to thank everyone who has donated their time, funds, and skills to ensure the completion of this project!