League City UMC to Break Ground on New Church Campus


By Greg Miller, LCUMC correspondent
After more than a decade of planning, saving and sacrifice, League City United Methodist Church will break ground on July 17 at its new church campus to be located at 1601 League City Parkway in League City.
“Festivities will be begin at 6 p.m. at the site and the community is invited to come and witness this momentous occasion,” said LCUMC past Joel McMahon.
South District Superintendent Rev. Kip Gilts will be one of the key dignitaries taking part in the event. Others will include Rev. Jerry Meff, who chairs the South District Building Committee and LCUMC Building Committee Chairman Lynn Watkins.
The church bought 22 acres of property in 2006 and formed a long-range planning committee to organize the funding and select the principals in the building’s design and construction. In early 2015, about 5 acres was sold to a developer and those proceeds contributed to the funding of the project.
The church will undergo schedule changes to allow for the migration of equipment and resources to the new site.
“We’re in the process of ramping up the transition from the old site to the new one,” McMahon said. “We hope to be able to occupy the property nine to twelve months from now.”
The building will be constructed in multiple phases with the first being a multipurpose building that can accommodate worship, social and other activities as well as the administrative and education space.
Subsequent phases will be the sanctuary and music additions.
“The past three years I have been with you have been filled with wondering and waiting for this day, and I cannot imagine what it has been for so many of you who have been looking forward to this time,” McMahon said. “But the time is finally here, praise God, and it's going to be a great day!” 
The existing church is on the market. Inquiries can be directed to Carol Gray of International Church Realty (713) 541-4005.
“This facility has been a desire of the congregation for many years because we hope to continue serving the people of League City and the surrounding communities for years to come,” said McMahon.