Community Christian Church in Manchester sent a mission team to Lynnville, Illinois to assist in construction of a new church sanctuary on January 15-18, 2016. The Lynnville Christian Church was founded in 1833 by Barton Stone and they built their present church in 1919. There are structural problems with the foundation and basement of the present church and the sanctuary is not handicap accessible. The new building will be readily accessible for all. During this weekend work event, the team from Community worked with members of the Lynnville church to insulate the walls of the new structure, started on insulation for the roof and installed dry wall on the ceiling. In addition, baseboards, door frames and other molding was removed from a room in the old church and will eventually be installed in the new church. Stained glass windows will be repurposed in the sanctuary of the new building, also. Two groups of strangers met on Saturday morning and worked together for three days and departed on Monday with new friendships. In more ways than one, mission was accomplished.
Story and photos courtesy of CCC's Beth Bean.