Lester Memorial construction continues



Lester Memorial United Methodist Church is adding a two story, 20,000-square-foot building to its campus. Pastor Barry Hallman says the new construction will primarily be used for the children’s ministry and early worship services. An elevator is also being added to the front of the church which gives church-goers better access to the upper floors of both the main sanctuary and fellowship hall. Hallman says the additions will allow the church an “avenue for growth” and offer the ability to provide more services. The work is scheduled to be completed in July.

Currently, early worship, a contemporary service, is held on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall while Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. and the traditional service at 11 a.m. in the main sanctuary. The church also offers dinner and Bible study on Wednesdays beginning at 5:15 pm. Even after all the construction is finished, the traditional service, which can be heard on local radio station WCRL, will still be held in the main sanctuary, which was built in 1923.