MosaicHouse is taking a page from our playbook and calling the building they’re occupying “The Neighbour Centre”. Like South Pointe Community Centre, the idea is to open the building as a community centre rather than a church. This makes it accessible to the surrounding community. Many Edmontonians simply won’t enter a church building anymore because they think, “That’s not for me.” However, a community centre is a place where the community can gather. It’s public space rather than sacred space. The idea is that as the community starts to use this new community centre, there will be unique opportunities to help people cross over from public space (the community centre) into sacred space (the Sunday morning worship service). Now, the challenge for MosaicHouse East is to find innovative ways to help people in the Ottewell community discover their new community centre. May the Lord bless them richly in this endeavour!