Portales Valley Church of Christ

There is always a massive push to finish a big project, and it usually takes some kind of rallying cry.  Since I typically build houses, that chant usually goes like this:  “The carpet is coming!  The carpet is coming!”  I get it scheduled, and everyone knows they have to wrap up their part and be out of the way.  It’s always down to the wire, but on the day the carpet shows up we’ve got that house ready and waiting.

We broke ground on the church building the first week in January, and as we head into October we’re wrapping things up.  It’s time for the rally, and the chant has been this:  “The pews are coming!  The pews are coming!”

It’s been my privilege to put this building together.  I have enjoyed all the Tuesday night meetings, and I’m going to miss the good food and fellowship.  Sandy and I are honored that we were chosen for this important project, and we especially look forward to coming over and singing with this wonderful group of people for years to come.

I’m just about ready to hand over all the keys.  A few inspections and some serious work with the lemon oil, then this building will be the new home for the University Drive Church of Christ.  A new home with a new name.  If you haven’t seen it yet, head out west of town on Highway 70, and nestled between the two hotels you’ll find the Portales Valley Church of Christ.  They have a Gospel Singing planned for the first weekend in November, and I’m sure they’d love to see you there.

Gary Fields – Field Day, Inc.


8 Responses to “Portales Valley Church of Christ”

  1. Kim Mann says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful job! Looking forward to the singing, too!

  2. Robin says:

    Very beautiful! Praise God for this gift to our community.

  3. Marcea Clive says:

    Beautiful church building. Lovely stained glass.
    Congratulations to both of you.

  4. Kay Jilek says:

    This is such a beautiful church!! Congratulations to all!

  5. Larry Johnson says:

    Gary and Sandy, It has been a privilege to work with you both on this project. I too will miss the Tuesday meetings. Sandy, thank you for the very detailed spreadsheets each month and the smiles that you and Gary greeted us with each Tuesday as you allowed us into your home. The building is just beautiful and something the entire community can be proud of. Thank you for a job well done!! Larry

  6. penny turnbow beezley says:

    what a beautiful church. going to be a sad day to have to leave old church where we have all been for years. lots of old memories in old church getting to sit by u on second row growing up with u in old church. time for change and u have done just great job. we will have to break in second row in new church. sorry there’s lot of old timers who will miss seeing new church. R.I.P Daddy

  7. Antonio R Sanchez, Jr says:

    Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to engineer this gorgeous, new church! It is always nice to actually see my project on paper “come to life.”

    In His name,

  8. Sharon Davis says:

    The new building is wonderful, thank you for your vision and the hours and hours that have gone into it. It is so exciting to finally see it finished and like others have said, leaving the voices of the past is a difficult journey. The pew where my parents sat, the classrooms where I learned the gospel, my baptism and my wedding, but we can’t live in the past, we had outgrown, outlived our old home and we will press forward to create memories that will last another 50 years for the next generations. God’s blessings on that endeavor and thanks to all who participated. The building will be open soon and we have a Gospel Singing planned for November 4 and 5@ 7 pm. Sunday morning for Sermon 9:45 and Sermon in song 10:40. Hope you can come

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