…As you know since January 2013, Elements City Church has been in the process of examining sites for a move toward mid-town Tucson. We’ve had numerous conversations. On Tuesday, October 15, we met with the Site Council of Catalina Magnet High School. They unanimously (10 out of 10) invited us to begin renting from them and partnering with their school.
Catalina is located just 2 miles east of the University of Arizona — just north of Speedway, at the cross streets of Pima/Dodge. It’s on a bus route. It’s a historic school with great parking. Catalina was the 3rd high school built in the city of Tucson. It’s a beautiful campus and located in the heart of our city.
We are excited about the potential we have to invest in the school and encourage its staff as we rent from them. We’re grateful for the beautiful wood and brick, fully restored, 800 seat auditorium that will host our gatherings and the space for our children’s ministry.
Question: When? Well, it’s looking like: JANUARY 12th, 2014
We’re in process of signing the contract with the TUSD rental office. We have initiated agreements with various companies for the sound, lighting and video equipment that we’ll need. We just purchased a 26′ foot trailer that will hold our cases/equipment, and we have someone donating a vehicle that will haul it. Praise God!
We’ll continue acquiring children’s equipment and all the items necessary to go as a fully functioning ‘portable church’. Same time: 5:35pm-7pm Sunday evenings – just at a different place. We’ll continue our vibrant and life-giving worship experiences that invite people closer to Christ, while we serve our city.
Here’s how you can help: Continue to pray over this process and our leaders/volunteers. Pray for the staff and leaders at Catalina. Get the word out about the impending move. Stay connected through social media for the latest happenings. Join one of our volunteer teams. (Set up team, Tear down team, Tech team, Ekids team, Guest Services, etc). Continue or jump in now to invest financially in this adventure. Your regular gifts help us prepare to take on the responsibility and opportunity we’re moving toward.
*Remember: you can give at Elements or online at http://elementscitychurch.org/
As we stand on the brink of launching out on our own, it’s time for all of us who call Elements ‘home” to be ALL IN. We are some of the folks God has assembled to bring His hope to the heart of our city! We desire, in God’s love, to reach out to hundreds who aren’t here yet – we now will have the space to do so!
Thank you for your prayers, your gifts, your investment and your passion to be on this journey. Commit anew to this adventure. Travel with us.
Help us bring the Hope!
Consider helping out on a work project. November 16th beginning at 8am. The neighborhood association and some students/faculty from Catalina HS do an annual Cleanup Day around the neighborhood/campus. Consider joining a group of Elements folks there. We’ll begin meeting alongside them at 8am at the City Pool that is directly north of the high school off of Dodge Street. Bring some tools and trash bags. Let’s join in and serve strong.