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Donalsonville Church of God to dedicate new Family Life Center Saturday, January 29

When Bishop Phillip Kirkland began pastoring at the Donalsonville Church of God (DCOG) in March 2015, he brought a vision for reaching people, young and old, by letting them know we love them. He quickly realized his vision aligned with that of the church, which originated when Pastor Althia Chandler organized the church over 75 years ago. This same vision has continued with each pastor since that time, keeping the church alive and vibrant in the community. 

Pastor Kirkland began talking to the church about expansion, growth, and ways to minister to all age groups. Donalsonville Church of God wants to minister to the youth and preserve our heritage for future generations, while including the older members who have served as leaders and backbone in the church for many years. 

Pastor Kirkland, along with the church council, began preparing to build a Family Life Center. The Family Life Center is comprised of Sunday School classrooms, Children’s Church room, Youth Center, Evangelist’s Quarters, industrial kitchen, fellowship hall, and a full court gym. In the Fall of 2020, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to begin the building process. Donalsonville Church of God was blessed to have Campers on Mission set up camp in December 2020 to get the building underway. Campers on Mission is a group of retired Christians from all over the United States who love to camp and have turned camping into a ministry. The group assists organizations with building projects at no cost for labor. Their only request is to be provided one meal per day. The Campers on Mission completed their work in May 2021. Since that time, the finishing touches have been applied to the facility. In November 2021, the church enjoyed the first Thanksgiving meal in the new fellowship hall. The children’s church and youth are now enjoying holding weekly services in the Family Life Center. 

On Saturday, January 29th at 2 p.m., Donalsonville Church of God will officially dedicate the building to be used now and in the future for God’s work. Pastor Phillip Kirkland will lead the dedication service, with South Georgia’s State Bishop, Dr. Gary Lewis, serving as the guest speaker. 

The public is invited to attend and be a part of the special day. 

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