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Church celebrates new home
Public invited to special service
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Jon Adams is the pastor of The Vine Community Church, which recently opened its first building off Bethelview Road. - photo by Emily Saunders
Members of a local church who have been worshipping in Forsyth County for seven years will celebrate Sunday as the doors of their first official home open wide.

The Vine Community Church, formerly known as Big Creek Church, invites the public to the grand opening at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

A reception will follow the special worship service in the 30,000-square-foot building on 16 acres at 4655 Bethelview Road, across from the entrance to Polo Fields.

Pastor Jon Adams said the facility is “just incredible.”

“It’s going to be great,” Adams said. “It’s a dream we didn’t expect to happen this quickly. It gives us a sense of permanence and gratitude to God.

“It’s going to be an incredible service Sunday.”

The event caps a busy few years for the growing congregation, now some 500 strong.

The church began meeting in the clubhouse of the Three Chimneys subdivision off Old Atlanta Road in 2002.

Founding members came from the congregation of Perimeter Church of Atlanta.

The group grew to 75 members, “packing the place out in the fall of 2002,” Adams said.

The congregation went through two more meeting places in the ensuing years, including South Forsyth High School’s performing arts center and the Windward Ridge office park off McFarland Road.

Also scheduled is a dedication service at 6 p.m. Sept. 20. Community leaders will join church members to further celebrate the new home.