Monday, October 2, 2017

Core Academy building update

Before and after (most of) the floor installation.
Things are coming along here at the new worldwide headquarters of Core Academy.  I hope that long-time readers who have followed our journey over the past five years rejoice with us as we start a new chapter in our ministry.  The building is nearing completion, and we've scheduled our Grand Opening for Friday October 20 at 7 pm.  You are definitely invited to attend.  We'll have a brief ribbon cutting, then let you tour the new facility.  We'll even have some special guests, including professors from Bryan College helping with some local science demonstrations and Jacob Ellis, the Rhea county archivist, showing off some of the historical treasures from the Core Academy archives.

As we prepare for the big opening, we still need help with moving.  We've scheduled two big moving days: October 7 and 14.  On the 7th, we will move the bulk of the library from Dayton Self Storage just behind O'Reilly auto parts on 27 (see map).  Then on the 14th, we'll move the last bits of our offices on the Bryan College campus.  On both days, we'll start at 9 am and work until we're done or just exhausted (whichever comes first).  If you'd like to help us out, we'd be happy to buy your lunch (and not just pizza).  Shoot me an email if you can help, so I can coordinate all the volunteers.

If you can't help us move, but you still want to help out, there will be plenty of work to do any school day after 3 pm.  Stop by our new location on the campus of Rhea County Academy (245 California Ave) as soon as school lets out, and you can work on putting furniture together, unpacking, or cleaning.  Again, let me know you're coming so I can plan.

If you can't come at all but still want to help, there are still three big things you can do.  1. Pray for us.  Pray that everything gets finished for the Grand Opening, and pray that we Core Academics have the stamina to keep going.  2.  Tell your friends!  We want a big turnout at our Grand Opening!  (And we hope to see you there, too!)  3.  Consider a contribution.  Now that the building is nearing completion, our coffers are pretty empty.  We still have big ministry expenses coming up, as we gear up for the 2018 Smoky Mountain Creation Retreat and new ministries we're not ready to announce yet.  Any amount will help.  You can make a contribution by clicking that donate button at the end of this post.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for praying!  I hope to see you at our Grand Opening on Friday, October 20 at 7 pm.

Feedback? Email me at toddcharleswood [at] gmail [dot] com. If you enjoyed this article, please consider a contribution to Core Academy of Science. Thank you.