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Jewel City Church Opens New Facility in Meadowbrook with Oct. 15 Service

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on September 12, 2017 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

Jewel City Church is excited to announce that opening day of the church's new facility is Sunday, October 15. Senior Pastor Robert Shingleton encourages anyone who calls Jewel City Church their home - or those who don't have a home church of their own - to join them for the 10 a.m. service and see some of the great things God is up to right here in North Central West Virginia.
 
The new facility is located at 511 Jewel City Boulevard, Meadowbrook, WV 26404. 
 
Jewel City Church first opened it’s doors on January 8, 1994 at the old Action Chevrolet garage in Shinnston. 
 
“I remember showing up early that morning and shoveling away snow to make room for whoever might show up,” Shingleton said. 
 
On that opening morning, 23 people came together for the purpose of worshiping God and with a vision of loving a community. Since that cold snowy day in January, the ministry has continued to see growth, not just in the building or numbers, but also in the hearts and lives of those attending week in and week out.
 
In the Fall of 1996, Jewel City Church changed locations to it’s current facility located on Haywood Road where they have added on and expanded multiple times. While continuing to see growth in all areas of their ministry, the church purchased 115 acres of land in Meadowbrook, now known as Maulsby Cove Estates, and embarked on a journey of Building2Serve with a vision of completing a 3 phase, 58,000 square foot facility that would be the future home of Jewel City Ministries.
 
In the Spring of 2010 they broke ground on phase 1 of the journey, an 18,000 square foot Family Life Center that houses a full size gymnasium, commercial kitchen, and a Middle & High School youth facility. Phase 1 was completed in March of 2012.
 
Phase 2, an 8,000 square foot state of the art children’s facility, began construction in the Summer of 2013. With phase 1 behind them and phase 2 already under roof, they quickly began the final step. Phase 3 includes a café, office wing, classrooms, and a 1,400 seat sanctuary.
 
The church is very pleased with the progress over the last few years, but it is even more encouraged that through this building project, they have still been able to give over $500,000 in outreach to the community, state, and many parts of the world through different missions and serving opportunities.
 
"The purpose of this campus is not just to accommodate more seating for our growing congregation, but to allow an opportunity for more serving and outreach," Shingleton said. "Our goal is, and has always been, to lift up leaders, disciples, and servants and send them out into this dark and dying world. Basically, the more feet that come in, the more hands that go out!”
 
The church is quite pleased that Phase 3 of the project is nearing completion and that in another month, members will be worshipping in the new facility. 
 



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