The dome, which has a 118-foot diameter, was inflated at 414 St. Raphael St. Aug 20.
“It's even more than I imagined,” Jeremy Mahood, senior pastor at All Nations Church, said. Watching the new building stretch onto the Sudbury skyline was “a long-awaited dream.”
“Getting this dome in place is a significant milestone towards completion,” Mahood said. “Having a home for our congregation and all our activities, as well as the technology securely in place to keep reaching beyond Sudbury, is very exciting for us.”
Since outgrowing its Prete Street location more than 10 years ago, All Nations has been conducting services out of the Fraser Auditorium at Laurentian University.
During that time, the church family continued to grow — more than 600 families now call All Nations home. Countless more tune in to services through live streaming online.
“We have been working on designing and constructing an energy-efficient, mortgage-free, technologically savvy and overall inspiring building for the All Nations congregation, and so far we are, and in small steps, we are achieving our goals,” Brad Loewen, project manager, stated.
Mahood said construction of the new facility will continue as funds allow. He said he would ideally like to be conducting church from the new facility a year from this fall.
For more information about All Nations, visit allnationschurch.ca.