In 1963, God blessed Rose Drive Friends Church with an incredible property on the corner of Rose and Bastanchury for the purpose of reaching Yorba Linda, Placentia, and the surrounding communities. We believe FriendsFWD, our ongoing effort to enhance our campus and help guests encounter God in a clean and comfortable environment, will further maximize our opportunity to reach and impact people for Jesus. With over half a million people within ten minutes of Rose Drive, we have a prime location to invest in people’s lives. We want to help our neighbors grow in faith, discover God’s purpose in their lives, help them recover from brokenness, restore their marriages, and have their kids discover Jesus. Having a well-maintained and updated facility adds to our ability to reach people for Christ.
You may have noticed a few FriendsFWD updates have already taken place in and around our lobby. New carpeting and railings have been installed. New furniture has been added that makes it easier for people to gather. We mounted TVs on the patio for additional viewing. And, a new room has been created to provide a private space for nursing moms.
The biggest update taking place this spring will be new carpeting and seating inside our Sanctuary! It has been over 20 years since any improvements have been made to either, and we believe the impact of these enhancements will be amazing! We want our guests and our church family to be as comfortable as possible. Combined with new carpeting, our Sanctuary will have a clean, fresh, updated feeling that will be welcoming and inviting for all who enter. And we are excited about a new audio system to help those with hearing loss enjoy our services more fully! All of this will communicate, “We are expecting you,” and “We are glad you are here” to our guests and our church family alike.
Already, $71,000 has been given toward the $110,000 cost for these Sanctuary upgrades, and this is very encouraging! With your generosity, we can finish this phase of upgrades and look forward to additional needed improvements.
After our Sanctuary improvements have been completed, we plan to continue to enhance our property through the ongoing efforts of FriendsFWD. We will begin other campus improvements such as updating The Café, patio area, and youth rooms. More exciting updates to FriendsFWD are coming soon!
If you would like to help us reach our campus improvement goals through FriendsFWD, please click the Donate button below. We are thankful for God’s generous provision as our Rose Drive Friends Church family responds to the vision of our church. Please join us in praying for what God wants to do in and through you.
Watch for more, exciting updates to FriendsFWD coming soon!