Merge & Move

Spring Calendar Updates

Copy of 2PCNS - Move & Merge (1).jpg

Grab your calendars! 2 Pillars has a lot going on over the next three months.

Here is a run-down of important dates and events (including the latest tentative details about moving into our new home at 40th & Sheridan): 

GOOD FRIDAY | 6:30pm at 40th & Sheridan

We’ll worship at 40th & Sheridan for Good Friday (March 30th). We’ll have our regular Good Friday service from 6:30-7:30pm. A dessert and coffee reception will follow, giving you an opportunity to explore the building.

EASTER SUNDAY | 10:00am at Piedmont Park SDA

We will gather on Easter Sunday at our usual time and (temporary) place. 


In light of our Good Friday plans outlined above, we’ve decided to cancel the Open House event we had scheduled for March 9.

MOVE-IN WEEK | First Week of May (tentative)

We’re tentatively set to get the keys to 40th & Sheridan on May 1st, which makes the week of May 1 “Move-in Week.” Stay tuned for details!

NIGHT OF PRAYER AND WORSHIP | May 11 (tentative)

Before we hold our first Sunday worship gathering at 40th & Sheridan we’d like to bathe the building in prayer and give our musicians a night to dial in our sound setup. On Friday, May 11th we’ll hold a Night of Prayer and Worship which will likely include a coffee and dessert reception as well.

FIRST SUNDAY AT 40TH & SHERIDAN | May 13 (tentative)

Assuming the above timeline remains intact, we’ll gather for our first Sunday worship gathering in our new home on May 13!


Parking at Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist Church

Piedmont Park SDA Parking

This Sunday we'll be gathering for worship at Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist Church for the first time. This will be our temporary home on Sunday mornings until we move into our more permanent home at 40th and Sheridan this Spring. 

Parking at Piedmont Park is available in three different lots. In addition to the main church parking lot (green in map above), parking is available in the Bryan Hospital open parking lot to the Cotner side of the church (blue in the map above). Parking is also available in the lot by the Montessori School building across 48th Street to the west of the church building (orange in the map above).

If you are able, please consider parking across the street in the Montessori School or Bryan Hospital lots in order to reserve enough space in the main parking lot for guests, those with small children, latecomers, etc.

Finally, please keep the lanes to the north and south of the church clear except to unload. 

I'm looking forward to worshipping with you on Sunday. See you then!

Final Service at 15th and South + Help Moving

This Sunday, December 31st, will be our final service held at 15th and South.  It will also be our first Sunday morning of the recombined 2 Pillars Northeast and 2 Pillars Near South congregations!  A couple of reminders for Sunday:

  1. Service is at 10am
  2. We'll be worshiping Family Style (no children's ministry)

Lastly, at this point it looks like we'll be loading up all of our auditorium chairs on a moving truck immediately following the service.  We have a few other things that need to be loaded up and moved that day as well.  Please dress warm and plan to help for 30 minutes or so following the service.

We'll also need help unloading the chairs out at our storage location so if you can follow along to help on that end, it would be much appreciated too.

It's Official: Our Temporary Home


It's official, church!  We got the paperwork all signed today!

Beginning January 7th, 2018, we will be meeting at 10am on Sunday mornings at the Piedmont Park Seventh Day Adventist Church building located on the corner of 48th and A.  This will serve as the temporary Sunday home of 2 Pillars Church until we settle into our more permanent digs at 40th and Sheridan around Easter 2018.

Have you logged into The City in the past 9 months?

Earlier this week I posted about the launch of our new communication platform, coming this Monday. Along with this transition, we will be deactivating all ‘inactive’ City profiles.

Are you a City user?

Have you logged into The City in the past 9 months? 

If not (or if you aren’t sure), you might be at risk of having your account deactivated! If your account is deactivated, then it won't be transitioned over to Realm and you'll need to start over by creating a new account once it launches.

Please take a quick moment before this Sunday night at 10pm and log into The City. This will ensure that your account is not flagged as ‘inactive.

Our New Communication Platform Launches Next Week


One of the major challenges we’ve faced as we work to re-merge our congregations is our use of different communication platforms. Right now, 2 Pillars Near South uses a tool called The City while 2 Pillars Northeast uses Church Community Builder (CCB). 

This all changes next week as both congregations will be moving to a new platform called Realm

Don’t Miss Your Realm Invitation

Invitations to Realm will go out on Monday or Tuesday of next week. You’ll want to make sure you don’t miss this! 

Before then, please log into your City and/or CCB account and update your email address. This is the address to which your Realm invite will be sent, so make sure it’s an email account that you actually check regularly.

If you have both a City and CCB account, your invite will be sent to the address attached to your City account. 

A Note to City Users

Realm is a product from the same company that owns The City. Essentially, it’s a new platform that leverages what they’ve learned since they acquired The City from Zondervan in 2011 as well as features and functionality from some of their other products.  

When you log in for the first time, you’re going to notice that Realm has a familiar look and feel. I think you’ll find that most of what you’re looking for (messages, groups, giving, etc.) is, more or less, in the same place. There are many features that have been brought over from The City, some that didn’t make the cut, and still others that are completely new. I’ll do my best to highlight the most important changes over the next couple weeks.

One of the benefits of moving from The City to Realm is that much of our data will be automatically transferred over to Realm: profiles, family, groups (though discussion threads will not transfer), giving history, and online giving information (including recurring online giving). If you already have a City account, then setting up your Realm account will be very simple. 

A Note to CCB Users

If you’re a CCB user, I think you’ll find Realm to be a pleasant change. The interface is simple and intuitive and, unlike CCB which is built primarily for leaders, Realm is designed to serve the average church member and make communication with others simple and easy.  

Also, did I mention that Realm has a mobile app?!

Unfortunately, if you give online to 2 Pillars Northeast (through our provider,  Pushpay), your giving will not be automatically transferred. You’ll need to set up online giving through Realm after you create your account. We’ll post more information about this next week.

Finally, most of the groups that you are in on CCB will be replicated on Realm.

Stay Tuned

I’ll continue to post more information here about Realm over the next several days. 

I’ll also start a thread on both The City and CCB where you can post any questions that you might have. Please let me know there how we can help make this transition as smooth as possible for you.

Merge & Move - Key Dates

With a 'Merge & Move' and the Christmas season just around the corner, it's safe to say that we are in the midst of an exceptionally busy season as a church.

With that in mind, here are a number of key dates and events to be aware of over the next few months. You might consider pulling out your calendar and taking a few minutes to mark these down.

Of course, we'll continue to post details about the dates below as they emerge, so stay tuned!

Key Dates

“Silent Night”

Q & A built into the 2PCNS and 2PCNE Sunday morning services.

Further details TBA

Further details TBA

Final 2 Pillars worship gathering at the Joyo Theatre

Family-style worship service—no Little Pillars

Final 2 Pillars worship gathering at 1430 South Street
Family-style worship service—no Little Pillars


Further details TBA

Further details TBA

Tentative pending Merge & Move timeline and developments

Further details TBA

Pray for Temporary Space

As we look forward to January and the transitions coming our way, one of the biggest remaining questions marks for us is the location of temporary meeting space beginning January 7.  

Our original plan was to begin meeting together in January at the Joyo Theatre (the current meeting location for 2 Pillars Northeast); however, after further consideration we believe that location is not optimal—primarily due to the challenges associated with having enough space to effectively conduct our Little Pillars ministry.

We have at least eight other leads that we have been doggedly pursuing and are currently narrowed-in on 2-3 options.  Pastor Adam and myself have been touring these options the last couple of weeks and are currently waiting to hear back from one of them which should aid in landing on a decision soon.

Please be in prayer over this process in the following ways:

  1. Pray for God's wisdom to guide this decision-making process
  2. Pray for God's generous provision as we seek out what He has for us
  3. Pray for a spirit of unity and adventure in our body as we look to a season of locational upheaval

2 Pillars Church is Merging & Moving!

Grace Chapel

Beginning in January 2018, in pursuit of health and strength, 2 Pillars Near South and 2 Pillars Northeast will recombine into a single congregation.

Since planting 2 Pillars Northeast in February of 2016, 2 Pillars has existed as one church consisting of two neighborhood congregations. This transition simply brings the congregations back together as one church, one congregation.

The recombined congregation will begin meeting in temporary space (location yet to be determined) on January 7th until settling in to a new location at 40th and Sheridan around Easter time.

Subscribe & Stay Informed

This is a season of great change and great opportunity for our body. To keep up with the latest information regarding the changes and transitions, stay tuned here to the 2PC Blog. You can subscribe via RSS or have new posts delivered right to your email inbox