The new multi-purpose room addition of the First Southern Baptist Church of Fort Scott has the shell completed.
The 125 member church is located at 1818 S. Main (Hwy. 69).
The 95-foot by 75-foot Family Life Center will have an occupancy of 299 people when fully usable.
“We went big after looking at nearby churches,” Vera Norris, a church member said.
In addition to a multi-purpose room, the building will house classrooms and restrooms.
“It will be for community events such as a possible homeschool group, seminars,” Brian Williams, a church board member said. “Our AWANA kids will be able to play games in here and we’ll have youth activities.”
“Awana is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18, according to its’ websitehttps://www.awana.org/about/ Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background.”
“The building is a work in progress,” Pastor James Collins said.
“We are working on fundraising so we can compete our classrooms and restrooms (that will be housed in the building), Williams said.
Arck Construction, Pittsburg began construction in May 2019, the steel beams were erected and the outside shell was completed by September 2019, Williams said.
“The air conditioning and heating are working now,” Williams said. “We recently held a church rummage sale in the facility.”
The old church kitchen is being reconfigured and will serve the Family LIfe Center activities.