Below is a note we sent to our church this morning. Please join us in prayer.
As you may know, Pillar Church’s rental facility is far outside of our price range, we were able to move into the facility for an affordable rate only because we agreed to a “month to month” lease. During our entire 18 months at the facility the landlord has been marketing the building in search of a tenant who could offer his full asking price. Today we notified that he signed a new lease with another tenant. Were given a 30 day notice to vacate the property in order for a new tenant to occupy the space on August 1st. We have to be out by July 31st.
There are a few things I would like to ask of you during this time:
- Don’t Panic – Our church has a rich history of receiving provision and protection from God. This is simply a setup for God to show his might in our midst or to accomplish some good purpose in or through us. He has taken care of us every step of the way as we have attempted to accomplish great things in His name. We have absolutely no reason to doubt God’s sovereignty in this situation.
- Come Sunday – Our elders and leaders have set our “contingency plan” into motion and are following up on leads for new meeting spaces. We will explain our plans on Sunday and how we need your help to accomplish them. Please come if at all possible.
- Pray – We have a real need as a church here. Let’s go to God together and ask for him to make provision for us. Honestly, there’s nothing any of us can do to fix this situation… But I know these hopeless and scary times are the very instances when God’s provision is most obvious.
The buildings new tenant is an organization called “Matthew’s Center”, Matthew’s center is a non-profit, education based organization helping autistic children with communication & social skill. They are a government funded organization with centers in Manassas and Harrisonburg. Visit the Matthew’s Center website HERE.
Perhaps the best thing we could do would be to meditate on Jesus words from Matthew 6.“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
If you have any questions, feel free to contact pastor Colby or myself.