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28 May 2010
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Friday, May 28, 2010
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Mr. PAUL. Madam Speaker, on June 12, 2010 the Greater Mount Zion Church in Brazoria, Texas will observe the Grand Opening and Church Dedication of their new worship facility. Greater Mount Zion Church is one of the fastest growing churches in Southern Brazoria County, having quadrupled their active membership and attendance since 2005. Greater Mount Zion services Southern Brazoria County with over 40 ministries, including several ministries aimed at serving children, teenagers, and young adults.
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In 2005, in order to better serve the people of Brazoria County, the Greater Mount Zion (GMZ) Education and Development Center was created. The GMZ Education and Development Center has implemented a number of programs focusing on areas such as academics, employment, financial management, family stability, and civic involvement.
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Greater Mount Zionís newly finished facility will facilitate in continuing partnerships, as well as creating opportunities for new partnerships, with other churches, faith-based groups, schools, community organizations and businesses, thus allowing Greater Mount Zion and GMZ Education and Development Center to better serve their community. While Greater Mount Zionís prior facility consisted of a sanctuary that seated 130 individuals, three classrooms, and a multi-purpose building with a half-gym, the new campus includes a sanctuary which seats approximately 500 individuals, 10 classrooms, and a multi-purpose building with a full gym. The new campus will allow more individuals and organizations to use the facility for academic and other programs that help the residents of Brazoria find employment, achieve financial success, and attain their other personal and professional goals.
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Madam Speaker, I once again congratulate the staff and congregation of Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church on the opening of their new facility and I thank them for all they have done for the people of Brazoria County.