FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A congregation, which started in 2001, has grown along with the county. Each time, the Living Faith Lutheran Church has rented a new location to accommodate the number of new members.
But by Easter 2014 an 11,300-square-foot facility will be completed, 1171 Atlanta Highway in Cumming, and the church will have a permanent sanctuary.
“This is an answer to our prayers, and we simply want to be a blessing to the people in our community,” said the Rev. Tim Droegemueller, who has been pastor of Living Faith Lutheran for six years.
Droegemueller said overcrowded and packed-in members will have a lot more space in the new facility.
“This will allow us to reach more people and people will be able to sit in,” he said.
Over the years, the congregation has moved around to several places, including Byars Funeral Home. Until the new building is completed on 8 acres off Ga. 9, services are being held at 103 Buford Dam Road in Cumming.
The design of the new facility is practical and cost effective, Droegemueller said.
There are about 80 families who currently attend the church, or about 250 members.
“Our goal is to bring glory to God and salvation to man,” Droegemueller said.
Nearly 200 members and well-wishers celebrated on May 5 at a groundbreaking ceremony, said Diana Radway, chairwoman of the church’s council.
“We had quite a few people come from out of town,” Radway said. “Everybody is absolutely thrilled.”
For more information, visit www.livingfaithlutheran.com.