Updating our Church to Uplift Jesus

At McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church, it has long been our aim to Uplift Jesus, and now the time has come for us to update our church facility so we can continue to work toward that mission.

How You Can Help

We have asked for your prayers and financial support as we stepped out in faith to raise funds to renovate our church sanctuary. Thank you for supporting this project so we have been able to reach our goal! The estimated cost of the project is approximately $1,100,000 and that goal has been reached.

Received January 2021 through November 19, 2022: $1,151,966.00!

Make a Commitment Online

Fill out a Commitment Card and submit it to the church office online.

Mail a
Commitment Card

Download and print out a commitment card, then mail it to the church office.

Mark Your Tithe Envelope

Mark your donation for the “McDonald Road Building Fund” on your tithe envelope.

September 19, 2022 Update – See more photos and an update

August 19, 2022 Update – As you can see from the pictures below, our new windows are installed-and what a difference they are already making in the lighting! The rockwork in the platform area started Friday. The new heat and air conditioning units are here, and as soon as the duct work is finished, they will be installed as well. Things are moving along nicely and according to the contract timetable. The Lord is certainly blessing! Please continue to pray for and support this initiative. -Pastor Fred R. Fuller

August 12, 2022 Update – Amazing progress has happened these last few days! Sprayed insulation is in place on two wings, and ductwork is following right behind. Most of the drywall is finished with tape and bedding. Windows will be coming soon, along with the stonework. Things are moving along according to plan. Please continue to be generous in support of this project, because as with all projects, there have been some surprises along the way!

July 29, 2022 Update – Rebuilding the stained glass support framework and removing brick and cleaning for new larger windows.

June 30, 2022 Update – See an update & photos

May 27, 2022 Update – The Church Board approved the contract with Tyson Builders to remodel our church. Work is to begin on June 20. It is hoped that the project will be completed by November. We will be having worship services in the gym beginning the latter part of July. The estimated cost of the project will be approximately $1,100,000.  Church members are being invited to raise $100,000 in that the rest of the money is on hand thanks to the blessing of the Lord and the generosity of each of our families. There has been tremendous support from the MRC members, special donors, and the Georgia-Cumberland Conference. We continue our fund-raising campaign to cover cost overruns as needed. Thank you for your continued generosity. We praise Our Father in heaven for His Blessings!

April 28, 2022 Update – Two General Contractors did a walk thru our church this week with a view towards submitting sealed bids by May 18. One contractor said he would be able to do the project in 90 days, so our target date to move to the Gym for worship services may be coming up sooner than we think. If anyone knows of anyone who would be interested in purchasing all of our old pews (not for sale individually), contact Charles Griffin for more information.

April 21, 2022 Update – Last Sabbath it was announced that it was going to take approximately three months for us to get our permit approved for our building project, but praise the Lord for through His providential leading! The plans have already been approved, in fact they were approved last Sabbath and we didn’t even know it. Plans have been submitted to two General Contractors for their review and the bidding process.

April 8, 2022 Update – Engineering firm Rardin & Carroll signed stamped and submitted our plans to the county and state for approval this week. One to three months’ time expected for approval.

March 31, 2022 Update – Several committees have been going over important details of our project. Design & Decor has brought forth recommendations on colors, floor covering, etc. An acoustical professional has evaluated our sanctuary and is rendering their input for enhancing the quality of our sound. On Thursday, an engineering firm met with a small group to finish off some details of completing the plan. It is hoped by next week we will be able to submit this to the State for approval and be able to release plans for bids from contractors. –Charles J. Griffin

Renovations Planned

  • Re-roofing the sanctuary
  • Replacing A/C units
  • Enlarging the platform area
  • Improving audio-visual and lighting
  • Replacing pews
  • Refreshing the décor of the sanctuary and quiet lobby

More Resources

Pastor’s Letter – A letter from Pastor Fuller as this project begins.

My Giving Potential – Take a look to see how your contribution over time makes a difference.

Brochure – Copies of the brochure are also available at the information desk in the lobby and may be requested from the church office.

Flyer – Printable half-sheets for if you’d like to share our project with friends (or pick up a brochure from the church).

Contact Us – Please email us at office@mcdonaldroad.org or call our office at 423-396-3462.