Wapato is excited to have purchased the building previously owned by Long’s Tire Man. Our vision is to create a space that will be useful not only for our church’s needs (Sunday school classrooms, offices, etc.), but will also be a center of activity for the Gaston community. We desire to be a place that serves the community through the Food Bank, youth activities, family & life programs, technology resources and much more. This project will happen in phases over a span of time, but we are eager to start renovations and move toward these goals.
Currently, we have a few Sunday school classes that meet on Sundays, Food Bank meets here on Thursday evenings, and the Gaston Clothes Closet is also here providing FREE clothing to all in need, on Wednesday afternoons & Thursday evenings.
Phase One is complete - we will proceed to complete building out the project as funds are available.
Design Input – Laura Fordyce has crafted plans enabling us to do our best to meet an array of needs, both in the congregation and the community.
Technology Grants – Joel Mulkey is in process of researching available grants to help us reach the need for computers and internet access in Gaston.
Food Bank Grants- Lori Reed is looking into funds that will help pay for the portion of construction that will service the Food Bank.