Many of us at Citylight are eager to see progress on our future worship center, and are patiently and prayerfully awaiting the day we can have our first services in the place the Lord has provided for us. Below are a few updates on the current progress of construction, as well as specific ways we can pray during this time.

Construction on 4050 Main Street is coming along well, with our contractors continuing to strengthen the structure of the building. A lot of the work over the next several weeks is focused on removing unnecessary stone walls, removing concrete in areas where new stairwells will be placed, and putting in new masonry, steel beams, and concrete in other areas. 

Demolition in an old building from the 1800’s has produced some interesting finds. In the spring, there was a large crack that was discovered on the side of the building that was projected to halt the project. Members of our church prayed  this wouldn’t delay our project, and the Lord answered our prayers with news from the structural engineers that no further work was needed on the crack. Another unique discovery occurred when the contractors came across a large round “object” while digging a pit for the future elevator. This unknown “object” was a large round metal disk that was filled with concrete and buried underground (viewable in a photo below). Other discoveries include random underground stone walls that will need to be torn out, voids in the ground that need to be filled, and other unpredictable aspects that were discovered. 

While these discoveries have been interesting, they have also led to delays in the overall schedule. The projected construction finish date is currently set for February 6th, 2025. While this date is later than what we have been praying for, our contractor is still looking for ways to recover from the delays. We will have a better understanding and a more accurate projection of the schedule by the end of summer. 

Despite the projected delays, we will continue to pray for the Lord’s provision with this project. There are many things that Citylight is dependent on the Lord for to get us into this facility. Here are specific ways that we can pray during this time:

  • Pray for the safety of all our contractors and vendors working on the facility.
  • Pray for continued financial support for this project.
  • Pray that we will have our first worship service in our new facility in December, that the timeline is not further delayed, and that our contractors are able to find paths to make up for the current delays.
  • Pray for discernment and guidance for our pastors, staff, project managers, and members who have been involved as they navigate decisions.