Lakeside Lutheran Church is excited to announce the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new addition to their church located at 2427 Eaton Ferry Road in Littleton, N.C.
The ceremony occurred on Sunday, July 19 after the Contemporary Drive-In Service that was held in the church parking lot.
Participating in the groundbreaking was The Rev. Sherrie Hofmann, Joy Cooley, council president, and John Krysa, building committee chairman.
Planning for the new addition began last year when it was noted that, due to increased activities at the church, more room was needed.
A building committee was formed and plans were made.
From July through November of 2019, the committee conducted surveys of the congregation with analysis of prior years use of the facilities, and interviews with LLC standing committees, and it was decided, by vote of the congregation, to proceed with the building process called Vision 2020.
The Vision 2020 Capital Campaign kickoff was announced on January 1st of this year by Susan Bersch, finance committee chairman. Vision 2020 is a two phase plan to add much needed, functional space to the church by adding three meeting rooms, a fellowship hall, bathrooms, a new kitchen, and more space and storage for the Food Program Ministry.
Phase II of construction will involve the reconfiguring of the existing choir room and storage rooms into one space and the conversion of the current kitchen into a parlor/small meeting room and a sacristy/altar guild room.
The original designer of the existing building, retired ELCA church architect Pete Norgren, created the master plan drawings for the addition in an effort to maintain the current design.
Turn-Key Construction of Rocky Mount, N.C. was awarded the 4,275 square-foot project that was to have begun this past April but was delayed due to COVID-19.
Lakeside Lutheran Church was established in 1992 where services were held in St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, the Warren County Rescue building, and in the Roanoke Wildwood Fire Hall.
A church building site was acquired in October 1995, and in April 1999 the church held groundbreaking services for the current building. The first church service in the new building was held in September 1999.
In November of 2018, The Rev. Sherrie Hofmann was called to begin a new ministry at Lakeside.
With this new addition, under her guidance, the church can now expand community ministries to all who seek to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.