What's going on?

PAT FRIDGEN
Changes to the north end of Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church were evident recently when a large hole was opened by workers. The hole has since been replaced by a multi-paned window.

Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church at Hollowell and Leitersburg roads is in the final stage of rearranging the use of space. With a new wing already the site of worship services, the old sanctuary is being changed into a chapel to seat 150 people. Pastor Blaine Lougheed said the room would be ideal for weddings and funerals. Two educational classrooms will be created in the back as well.

The $1 million renovation project converted the gymnasium into a worship center, to typically seat 450. A window went in last week and drivet was to be applied to the exterior walls. "The church will be dramatically transformed this week to bring it all together," Lougheed said. "It blends with our new drive-through area."

He said Hollowell was focused on church-planting and had assisted three new congregations in five years.

Changes to the north end of Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church were evident recently when a large hole was opened by workers. The hole has since been replaced by a multi-paned window.