Trotwood, OH (February 21, 2017) - Neighbors, community members, volunteers and The Point Church will join efforts to make a difference in the Trotwood community – Saturday, March 25, 9am-3pm as they demolish the interior of Higgins Station – a bar closed after two deaths occurred in 2008 and 2009.
The (Cross) Point Shopping Center has come a long way since 2012 when The Point – A Ginghamsburg Church Worship Community opened its doors in the YMCA, 506 E. Main Street in Trotwood. The shopping center has been revitalized and now houses small businesses and nonprofits that are a blessing to the Trotwood community.
"A vision that God is calling us to do next in the shopping center is to demolish Higgins Station, the old bar that was closed down a few years ago because of the deaths of two young men,” shares Rosario Picardo, Pastor at The Point Church and overseer of the shopping center. "We would like to gut the entire facility, pray through it and reclaim it for God’s preferred future to bless the community in a new way.”
How can you be involved? Show up at Higgins Station, 420 E. Main Street, Trotwood on Saturday, March 25 at 9am with tools ready to work. All laborers are needed – skilled and unskilled, young and old, male and female. Equipment, dumpsters and lunch will be provided.
“If you desire to see a change in our community – come and see what God is doing at The Point Shopping Center,” continues Picardo. “Our plan is to complete the interior demolition and remove all debris on Saturday, March 25 to make room for a new vision.”
If you would like to make a financial contribution to the revitalization of this neighborhood in Trotwood, contact Picardo at rpicardo [at] ginghamsburg.org or 937.667.1069. Resources of time, labor and finances are appreciated.
The Point is part of a Ginghamsburg Church multi-campus worshiping community. "Ginghamsburg’s decision to start The Point in the city of Trotwood stems from the incredible opportunity we see for reaching people for Jesus through a powerful blend of relevant worship and missional focus,” shares Karen Perry Smith, Communications Director at Ginghamsburg Church. "As part of the Trotwood community, we are working hard to build relationships and offer a unique faith community that partners with our neighbors to enhance our city together."
The Point’s partnerships with the Trotwood YMCA, the city government, Point Food Pantry, Clubhouse programs for children, local businesses and community organizations have positioned The Point to serve with Trotwood in unique ways. “Together as a church and a community we are changing the world one neighborhood at a time,” shares Picardo.
So what's The Point? It’s a gathering of imperfect people who are doing life together, finding meaning and purpose as we worship, serve and follow Jesus. Join us in a casual, come-as-you-are environment this weekend. There is a place for you!
For more information about Ginghamsburg Church, visit ginghamsburg.org.