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Journey in Faith, the new campus of Faith Lutheran is located at 650 40th Ave. S. in West Fargo.

Journey in Faith observes grand opening of new campus

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Faith Lutheran Church has expanded to two locations. Journey in Faith, the new second campus for Faith Lutheran is located at 650 40th Ave. E. in West Fargo, just west of the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center/Sheyenne High School.

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Grand Opening Celebration Sundays will be Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6h at 10 a.m. "We want everyone to be a part of this celebration," Pastor Judy Holmen stated, "so come and join us in celebrating and giving thanks to God."

Beginning, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5 or 6 at 6 p. m. join in a special open house for parents with children age 4 through grade 12. Take a tour of the new neighborhood church and enjoy refreshments. There is a ton of great stuff planned for youth and families this fall. Youth and family ministry staff will be available to provide information regarding programs and activities available. The whole family is welcome to attend.

Faith Lutheran Church has been expanding its ministry to the south part of West Fargo over the last three years through Journey Worship meeting in rented space. Shooters Bar in the Scheel's Arena was the first place of worship from February 2010 to the Fall of 2012 when Journey worship moved to the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center allowing for additional growth. This was a perfect location as worshippers and the community watched the progress of the Journey in Faith building following the ground breaking in September, 2012.

In June of this year, due to the expansion and construction of the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center in preparation of it becoming West Fargo's second high school, worship moved to Bethany on 42nd in Fargo for the summer months.

Meanwhile the construction of the Journey in Faith building continued. Now it is with great excitement that Journey worship will make its final move to its new home at Journey in Faith with worship beginning Sunday, Sept. 15. "We thank God for this great opportunity to be located in the heart of the rapid growing community of West Fargo and are excited to see how God will continue to work," Holmen stated.

Journey Worship and Youth Ministry will be the primary focuses at the Journey in Faith Campus. This facility is a multi-purpose gym like structure that will be used for worship and children and youth programming as well as be a place for the community to gather.

This is not to say youth ministry will not continue to take place at the Faith Lutheran Campus in downtown West Fargo. GIFT, Generations in Faith Together, the family Sunday School program will be held at the Faith Campus on Sunday morning. Ther Confirmation program, H2H, Head to the Heart, will continue to meet on Wednesday nights at the Faith Campus along with other youth ministries.

The Journey in Faith Campus will host GIFT, Generations in Faith Together, the family Sunday school program on Wednesday evenings as well as Youth Group on Sunday evenings. This multi-purpose gym space will give opportunities to play together which will open windows to pray together.

Updates will be available on the website www.growinfaith.org or call the main office at 282-3309 for more information.

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Journey in Faith, the new campus of Faith Lutheran is located at 650 40th Ave. S. in West Fargo.

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