On Tuesday, Oct. 1 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church had a Ribbon cutting ceremony dedicating their new church home.
While it may be the church’s new home, the church building and property has been around since at least 1940, according to census maps.
Prince of Peace purchased the “little white church” at 4095 Highway 31W (at the corner of Horseshoe Road), in April 2011. Before services we’re held, renovations of the sanctuary in the original structure were completed during the summer of 2011. The first Sunday worship was on Aug. 14, 2011.
The church members then planned an addition providing needed bathrooms, nursery/classroom, and fellowship space. On Easter Sunday 2013, a groundbreaking ceremony was held and construction began in late April 2013.
“We wanted to keep the new addition to the church as close to the original look as possible. We wanted the new building to look like it’s always been there. I think we achieved our goal” said deacon Randy Sakach.
In 1998, Prince of Peace Lutheran church was a mission congregation worshipping at several locations through the years, including the White House middle school cafeteria, the basement of the old Family Hair Design building, and a store front on 31W before moving to this permanent location.
Prince of Peace will have a dedication service at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 and everyone is invited. Sunday service will be held at 9:15 a.m.
For more information, visit their website at www.princeofpeacewhitehouse.com