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New Roof Shingles for New Destiny Church

New Destiny Church after the roof work was completed. Supplied

New Destiny Church (10605 96 Street) recently received a brand new set of shingles to cover the roof.

Already an overdue project, re-shingling became essential when last summer’s rains caused some damage to the interior of the building. After a concentrated effort at fundraising – including personal donations, garage sale projects, and creating a scenic wall calendar to sell from Pastor Ray Baillie’s hiking trips – New Destiny hired JPG Roofing to do the job in early March, before this year’s rains could begin again and create more problems.

New Destiny Church is one of the oldest church buildings on Church Street. Originally built in 1905 as Grace Methodist Church, it later housed a number of different congregations including St. John’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 1930 and Second Christian Reformed Church in 1954. Family Worship Centre moved here in 1985 and changed its name to New Destiny Church in 2016.

The high-pitched roof was a challenging job, but the crew from JPG were able to handle it. The fundraising is essentially over, the job is complete, and everyone has breathed a sigh of relief that the building is secured. Pastor Ray says the roofing project is a good metaphor of what the Church is all about: providing a shelter from the storms of life through the ministry of Jesus Christ.

For information about New Destiny’s services and programs, you can contact them at info@newdestiny.ca.

Article and photos submitted by New Destiny Church.

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