Just in time for Christmas, and after major renovations were performed, the Prince Albert Baptist Church is set to officially open its doors Friday night.
Previously known as St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, the Prince Albert Baptist Church is celebrating its grand opening with a Christmas concert.
Pastor David Webster said it may have seemed impossible at first but he knew this day would eventually come. He said something told him that one day the church would be filled with people again.
“When we first walked into the building with the dark cloud of the engineering report that said one point $1.5 million or demolish the place, I had a little flicker of something inside of me,” said Webster. “As I walked through the building with the Presbyterian leaders, I said, ‘Guys, I think some day we are going to playing this old pipe organ to ‘God Be the Glory’ and this place is going to be filled with people.”
“That was in November, over a year ago, and I think that is what is going to happen tonight. I think we are going to be in a place that is filled with people and we are going to play that song.”
Webster said the building recently passed its final inspection by city inspectors and most renovations have been completed besides a few minor details.
He said they are looking forward to officially opening their doors for their grand opening Christmas concert that will feature a Christmas Cantata titled Christmas on the Air.
“It’s a big day we worked really hard towards this,” he said.
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church was forced to shut its doors due to a variety of structural issues. Up until last summer, the building’s fate remained in limbo until the Prince Albert Baptist Church organization purchased it for only $1.
The Christmas concert will begin Friday night at 7 p.m. and will feature the Christmas Cantata as well as a short presentation to recognize those that contributed to the reconstruction of the church. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Regular worship will officially begin at the church on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Anyone who can’t make it to Friday night’s concert will have a second opportunity to hear the Christmas Cantata on Sunday at 7 p.m.
“We will put Christ in the centre of Christmas and the goal and the objective of this church is to have Christ in the centre of everything,” said Webster.
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