Building a church: Local students, congregation involved in project


At the end of Thursday, New Life Church will be constructed at 501 N. Buck Creek Road in Cumberland, and the congregation can move into the new building.

Between 200 and 300 volunteers from around the state will spend the day assembling the church.

Yes, that’s right. It’s all done in one day.

Subcontractor Steven Northcutt received help from his own crew and 10 students in a new construction class at Sandy Creek Christian Academy in Seymour in building the walls, door headers and door bucks for the new church.

All of the materials will be delivered to Cumberland on the county line between Marion and Hancock counties east of Indianapolis so volunteers can begin working Thursday morning.

Since 1997, United Pentecostal Church International’s Church in a Day program has resulted in more than 100 churches being constructed.

The Cumberland project is the 37th Church in a Day Northcutt has been involved with, including the ninth in Indiana.

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