Diversity Celebrated at Grand Opening of Mosaic Church

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SUGAR LAND, TX (September 21, 2009) – Mosaic Community Covenant Church looked just like their name when they celebrated the grand opening of their building on Sunday.

The church has committed itself to being intentionally multicultural, and the diversity of people at the opening showed that they are succeeding. The 70-member church is made up of families from various ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Dr. Michael Emerson, a sociology professor at Rice University and author several books, including Divided by Faith and United by Faith, was the guest of honor at the grand opening. His work has had a strong influence on Mosaic’s American-born Chinese pastor, Ed Lee, as well as others in the congregation.

“The church in America is segregated,” says Lee. “I was convicted by that and I felt I wasn’t doing enough to curb the problems of prejudice and racism….I love this country and I want to make a difference. That’s why I left a very comfortable position at another church to start this new church.”

The church began meeting in a local elementary school in 2007 and now has 70 members. The new 4,000 square foot building will seat 200 people.

The church plans to launch Mosaic Learning Center, a nonprofit organization that will support families in the community through mentoring, tutoring, and parenting workshops.

The church also intends to launch a nonprofit called the Mosaic Association, a collaboration among believers seeking to promote healthy race relations in the community.

The church already offers a “Movie Night” every other month and shows films such as Crash and Mississippi Burning. Attendees discuss the movie afterward.

National Covenant Properties provided a loan to help with construction of the new building.

For more information on the church, visit its website or its Facebook page.

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