As most of you know, at the end of July, Riverside voted to purchase the white house (known to the Leadership Team as the "Riverside Boat House") next to our current building and at the corner of Salisbury and Lindberg Avenues. After working out the details with our denominational lender (National Covenant Properties), necessary inspectors, the City of West Lafayette, and the seller, we will be closing on the house on Friday, September 18.
Our plan is to move the Jr. High and Sr. High classroom to the new house immediately. This will instantly provide an additional large classroom for our Children’s Ministry. The Jr. High and Sr. High will be meeting on the first floor of the new house while we make a few improvements to the basement, which is their eventual home. When work is completed on the basement, the Jr. High and Sr. High will be moved downstairs and the church offices will be moved to the first floor of the house. Our goal is to have the Riverside offices moved to the new house by winter. We will continue to rent out the top floor, a three bedroom apartment, to its current tenants.
We are thankful to God for giving us this opportunity. It has come together in unexplainable ways and we are excited to see how God will use it for His purposes. We will dedicate and bless this new ministry facility during our worship service this upcoming Sunday.