With Monday afternoon weather calling for wind and rain flowing through the 'Boro as a result of Hurricane Irma, Greenhouse Ministries decided it would be wise to forego Game Day 2017 being in a tent and find an inside location.
Founder Cliff Sharp said, "World Outreach Church graciously welcomed Greenhouse to their beautiful facility on the New Salem Highway."
Thanks to World Outreach, the crowd was warm and dry as they heard the music of Johnny B. and the Balladeers. Local attorney John Blankenship offered the group's latest CD for $10 with a hundred per cent going to Greenhouse Ministries.
Greenhouse Board Member Tracey Binkley shared the dream of a new five story facility that will be located on Academy Street, right behind the current facility. No gasp was heard when he told the audience it would take $9-million to construct the new building along with renovate the Spring Street location.
Sharp noted, "People learn how to dream by being involved with Greenhouse Ministries."
He explained that the first two floors will be classroom space and areas that will enable them to better serve the needs of the less fortunate in this area. The upper three levels will be affordable housing.
Cliff and his wife Jane dreamed and with the help of others created a ministry with a mission to "inspire, give hope and change lives".
There was much conversation about the diversity of religions supporting the ministry, but the unlikely partnerships does not end there. Cliff commented, "All segments of our population volunteer and help others to dream bigger."
Board President Phil Dodd closed the evening with prayer sharing how dreams become reality.
For more information about Greenhouse Ministries, visit the Garden Patch Thrift Shoppe, an upscale boutique facility at 309 South Spring Street. Want to learn more? Check their website: www.greenhousemin.org.