Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Upper Room Project

The "Upper Room" in Scripture was a strategic gathering place for Jesus and his disciples. There they shared the intimate fellowship of meals and the deep conversations of eternal truths. It was a refuge from the angry mobs, the demanding crowds, and the sheer busyness of ministry. It was sacred space ~ a place the disciples returned to, even when they didn't know where else to go after the crucifixion. And, it was there that Jesus met them, in their confusion, uncertainty and unbelief.

We're building an Upper Room at Cedarly in the Carriage House for the same reasons and purposes. Over five years ago, people of vision and faith began a project we long to see finished ~ sacred space where pastors, church staffs and leaders meet to spend time with Jesus and hear his voice in a fresh way. We're getting close, but now we need some additional financial resources and some additional volunteer hours. We need help with some of the plumbing work and some trim carpentry. The pictures give you a glimpse of the space. Pictures don't do it full justice, however. The soaring 12-foot vaulted ceilings, and the warmth of the cedar paneling on the second floor of an 1880's era restored barn don't translate well in one-dimensional pictures. Better yet; come see it for yourself!

If you have questions, call or write me. At a minimum, I hope you will pray with us that God would prosper this work and bring it to completion. If you would like to contribute financially, make checks payable to "Pastors Retreat Network" (and include the designation "Upper Room Project"). Mail to Cedarly Pastors Retreat, 2841 Mill Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

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