Press Release: GRACE UNITED CHURCH’S MEMORY WINGS PROJECT
The modernization of Grace United Church, Lloydminster is well underway. While delays with the delivery of structural steel have slowed progress, it is anticipated that the project can still be completed by late December 2015.
Over half of the old church structure has been demolished, making way for a fully accessible and enlarged church hall, new offices, a new kitchen and enhanced program space. All mechanical and electrical systems are being modernized as well as several enhancements to the sanctuary.
While demolition has “erased” some of our physical history, we want to preserve for future generations, the “real” history of our church – the faith, devotion and witness of past members who are no longer with us. Through the Memory Wings project, families and friends of these past-members are being invited to make donations to the building project in memory of their dear friends or family members.
Working with donors, “pages” in the Memory Wings books will be created which will honour and preserve the memory of these past members. The plan is to produce a digital version of the book as well as a “bound” book for permanent display in the church.
We believe the Memory Wings project is a unique way to record the stories of the many people who have supported Grace United Church in Lloydminster and the United Church of Canada. If your family has been a part of the history of this or other United Churches and you would like to know more about the Memory Wings project, go to the project link on the church website http://www.graceunitedchurch.ca/memory-wings/; or phone the church office at 780-875-8959 or project chair Lynn Manners at 306 825-2850.