Here is a list of Easter events happening in Greenfield this year.
Ridge Community Church
Friday, March 29, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Here is a list of Easter events happening in Greenfield this year.
Easter falls on Sunday, March 31 this year, so stock up on Cadbury Creme Eggs now! Whether you want to attend an egg hunt, church service or get your child’s photo taken with the Easter Bunny (much less traumatic than Santa Claus), check out our list of Easter events happening in Greenfield. Easter Egg Hunt and other activities Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens invites families and friends to Easter at Boerner, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive. Children will be able to meet the Easter Bunny up close and personal, make some festive holiday crafts, and even get a balloon animal from Miss Sparkle the Clown. Event fee is $6 per child. Get more information on Boerner Botanical Garden's …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Construction began on the church in the former Walmart building on Highway 100 and Layton Avenue in Greenfield in January.
The Ridge Community Church, which has purchased the former Walmart building on Highway 100 and Layton Avenue, is less than two weeks away from holding its first service. Pastor Mark Weigt said the new, massive church is on track to open Easter Sunday, with a service at 10:30 a.m. As many as 30 construction workers have been busy renovating the inside of the former Walmart, converting the big-box retail story into a spacious and inviting place of worship. The church, once completed, will have a 600-plus-seat auditorium, a large reception area, several rooms for children of all ages, office space for church staff and much more.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Ridge Community Church, which just began renovations of the former Walmart building, gave the city Walmart's lawn and garden building.
Pastor Mark Weigt of The Ridge Community Church has said often his church would “be a good neighbor.” And though The Ridge is not expected to move into its new home on Highway 100 until the spring, it has already made good on that promise. The church, which began renovating the former Walmart building Jan. 11, has donated the lawn and garden building on the north end of the old Walmart to the City of Greenfield. The Division of Public Works plans to use it to store city equipment. “The donation by the church allows the city to obtain a useful structure that we would not otherwise have the means to afford,” Mayor Michael Neitzke said. “For pennies on the dollar, when one takes into account that we have to remove it and reinstall it, the …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The massive 150,000-square-foot store will feature a grocery section with bakery, deli and much, much more.
Just in time for last-minute Halloween costume shopping, football party planning and the fast-approaching holiday season, Greenfield’s new Walmart opens this week. Community and business leaders will join Walmart associates for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the newly relocated 150,000-square-foot store at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26. The store, 10600 W. Layton Ave., will immediately open to the public following the grand-opening ceremony. “We are encouraged when a business, large or small, makes an investment in our community,” Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke said. “Walmart has always supported Greenfield, whether with our 50th anniversary or through numerous contributions to local groups. It's my understanding the bigger store will not only…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Plans indicate the west side of the building will feature a large entrance for the church where the current Walmart entrance is.
Two months after the city granted the Ridge Community Church permission to move into the soon-to-be vacant Walmart building on Highway 100, church officials will be back in front of the Plan Commission on Tuesday with design plans for the site. Plans indicate the west side of the building will feature a large entrance for the church where the current Walmart entrance is. As many as two commercial storefronts would be located to the north of that entrance. In addition, the church would have an entrance on the eastern end of the south side of the building. Church and Walmart officials are also requesting a review of a parking agreement that would ensure adequate parking for both the Ridge congregation and Walmart customers. The Plan …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
In this week's Names in the News, Greenfield Patch got some more thoughts from The Ridge pastor Mark Weigt, who discussed his hopes for when the new church would open.
Though The Ridge Community Church congregation has been happy during its days at Whitnall High School, the time to move on and move in to a more permanent home has come. And Greenfield has welcomed The Ridge, not once, but twice, most recently this month when the land Walmart currently sits on was rezoned to make way for The Ridge's new church. In this week's Names in the News, Greenfield Patch got some more thoughts from The Ridge pastor Mark Weigt for this Q&A: Greenfield Patch: The Ridge Community Church is inching closer to moving to Greenfield permanently, now that the Common Council has agreed to rezone the land. What's the next step for the church? MW: The next step is to continue working with the Planning Commission on both the …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The moves open the door for the Ridge, to use approximately 60,000 square feet of the property for church-related functions with the rest of the building, or 50,000 square feet, to be leased commercial space.
The Ridge Community Church moved one step closer to permanently moving to Greenfield – again. More than six months after the city rezoned land on Layton Avenue so that the Ridge could build a church in a residential area – that deal fell through at the last minute – the city once again paved the way for the Ridge to something even more dramatic. On Tuesday, the Greenfield Common Council voted to amend the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan at 4500 S. 108th Street, a nine-parcel piece of land that currently houses Walmart, from planned business to planned mixed us and rezoned the property from regional business district to planned unit development. The moves open the door for the Ridge, which has an accepted offer-to-purchase the entire …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Members of the Ridge Community Church will learn their fate when the Common Council decides whether or not to approve the church's proposal at a meeting July 17.
After several months of trying to permanently move into Greenfield, the Ridge Community Church is expected to learn its fate Tuesday, July 17. At the Greenfield Common Council meeting that night, alderpersons will likely decide whether or not they'll approve the church's proposal to convert a portion of the soon-to-be-vacant Walmart building on Highway 100 into a church, while leasing out the remaining space. Brush up on all the news about the Ridge Community Church's efforts to move to Greenfield, and then vote in our poll.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Ridge Community Church wants to move into WalMart. Do you think it's a good idea? If not, what would you rather see in that location?