A year to 'rekindle': Port Nelson United Church cuts the ribbon.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

January 28th, 2019



Years of planning and hard work came to fruition at Port Nelson United Church, as the congregation and community came together to mark the official opening of their new addition and renovated space on Sunday, January 27th.

Port Nelson outside

A year of hard work – a new look with better space: Port Nelson United Church

Three million dollars produced a bright, modern, efficient and accessible space for church activities, special ceremonies and community events.

“Today, we unveil our rekindled space and celebrate the hours of hard work and dedication that helped build it,” said Rev. Michael Brooks, minister of Port Nelson United Church. “This is a landmark day in the history of our church and it will help us serve the congregation and the community better for years to come.”

The celebrations mark more than a year of construction, as well as years of preparation and fundraising under the banner of the Rekindle Project for the church located in the heart of the Roseland community in Burlington.

Port Nelson ribbon cut

The occasion drew not only the ward Councillor but the Mayor as well.

“Port Nelson United Church is the spiritual home of many of our Burlington residents and a place where families and friends can come together to share in their faith and beliefs as a community,” said Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward. “It is a privilege to be a part of the official opening of Port Nelson’s new rekindled space and I’m excited to see the larger gathering spaces, new accessible library and energy-efficient rooms that will surely be enjoyed by the congregation.”

Port Nelson meet room

Bright open spaces – the spiritual home for many Roseland residents

Some of the highlights of the renovated space are a new fellowship hall and foyer, which offer a combined space of close to 5,000 sq. ft.; a fully-accessible building with accessible washrooms and elevator; a state-of-the-art professional-grade kitchen; new furniture, paint and windows, and efficient heating and cooling systems.

The team behind the Rekindle Project says this special day is a testament to the people of Port Nelson United Church and the community, who contributed to the successful fundraising campaign and made this extensive renovation possible.

The church will soon be accepting bookings for community rentals and special events.

Port Nelson United Church is located at 3132 South Dr. in Burlington. For more information, contact the office at 905-637-5631 or www.portnelsonunitedchurch.com.


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