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Church prepares to move to new digs

He said he is excited to see the building nearly complete.

The worship center, which could be expanded in the future, is designed for everyone to have a seat close to the stage according to McCart.

"Every seat is a good seat," he said.

No matter where the person sits, they will be able to see McCart on two large video screens, which will project the service and contain hymns and notes created by McCart.

McCart said these features allow the average person, who may not attend church often, to follow along with the service.

"If you've never been to church before you can still fit right in," he said.

The youth rooms, which are geared toward different age groups, provide space for children to receive religious education, but can also be used for community events like birthday parties according to McCart.

At the welcome center, adults can obtain information about Parkside and check their child into church. McCart said with the system the church plans to use, parents can check their child in and receive a number, which will ensure the safety of young children while their parents are in church.

Parents have the option of whether to bring their child into the service or place them in the nursery until the service is complete.

Whatever the parents decide, they can rest assured that their child is safe.

McCart wants to help people connect on several levels. He said there a five connections he hopes people would make in church. Of the five, the first connection is with God, then family, friends, the community and world.

He said the facility is designed to foster those connections.

"We wanted a warm, welcoming atmosphere," McCart said.

One unique feature is the coffee bar and bookstore where people can gather after or before a service and chat while enjoying a cup of coffee.

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