WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — Heritage Church’s Grand Reopening Celebration Service is set for this Sunday, March 19, and the church is inviting the community and all Heritage family old and new to attend.
Five weeks earlier, the worship services of the Heritage congregation temporarily relocated to the Miami Trace High School Auditorium to accommodate extensive remodeling to the main sanctuary and entrance. Very little renovation other than general maintenance has been done to the original structure that was built and opened its doors in November 1980. But the “face lift” accomplished this past month truly puts a fresh, modern warmth to the family friendly church.
Heritage Senior Pastor Phil Spriggs invites the community to join in the celebration on Sunday, but also to attend a free Saturday evening concert by Lauren Talley, daughter of the well-known Roger and Debra Talley. The Talleys have been widely-recognized by the Christian music industry since 1984. Regulars on the Gaither Homecoming series and in other highly visible gospel stages, The Talleys took a brief furlough while Lauren struck out on her own in 1993. She was voted Female Vocalist of the Year in 2006 and 2007 by the Southern Gospel News, recording seven solo albums since then.
“It’s message music. When people hear our songs, we want them to clearly understand the gospel in the lyrics, and know that God really can make a difference in their lives,” said Lauren. “Whether we’re in front of thousands, or in the local church on a Sunday, that message is the same.”
Heritage Church will open its doors for the Lauren Talley Concert Saturday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m., and music begins at 6 p.m.
Then Sunday morning, the 19th, the morning worship services are open as usual to the public as the Heritage regulars gather for a celebration of the renovations and return to the home campus of the church. Service times are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. with Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m.
Heritage Church is located at 1867 US 35 NW, near the intersection of Jamison Road and Dayton Avenue on the west end of Washington Court House. For more information, call (740) 335-1079.