The buildings that house much of our church life were constructed in three phases. Phase 1 was the construction of a youth chapel, a Community Services room and the North and South wings housing the Children's Sabbath school rooms. The first phase was first occupied on March 27, 1964.
The sanctuary and church offices were then built, and occupied on February 20, 1965. Membership growth forced the erection of the final phase on the East end of the building. This consisted of two more Sabbath school rooms and the church fellowship hall. Kenneth Roberts was in charge of all the construction projects, with total costs at $400,000. The church was soon paid off, and was dedicated on November 22, 1969.
Later a multipurpose building was constructed in which to house the Community Services and Pathfinders. This phase of the construction was completed in June of 1977 under the supervision of Ruben Yeager at a cost of $110,000. Toward the end of 2015, the facility was completely remodeled to include new rooms, better storage, new restrooms and a new kitchen, at the cost of about $425,000, The new facility now houses our High School and Jr. High Ministries, Community Services, Prayers & Squares (our quilting ministry), Pathfinders, offices for two of our pastors, and a number of other groups that use the facility on both a regular and occasional basis.
Most recently, beginning in the Fall of 2020, we expanded and remodeled the kitchen attached to the Fellowship Hall, the Fellowship Hall itself, and the Junior Sabbath School classroom attached to the kitchen. The Junior room was relocated to what was once the music room, and the music room, or green room, is now next to the Fellowship Hall. This project cost a little under $500,000 and was completed in time for the beginning of 2022.
In addition to the church facilities, Mesa Grande Junior Academy was constructed at 975 South Fremont Street in Calimesa, to serve the young people of the Calimesa, Yucaipa, Beaumont and Forest Falls churches. The school went on to become a full twelve grade institution, graduating its first Senior class in the spring of 1991, and now includes students from an additional four constituent churches (Banning, Yucaipa Valley Spanish, Arden Hills and the Loma Linda Romanian Adventist Church) as well as students from the surrounding community.
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