Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Elevation to launch new satellites

Starting Sunday, Elevation Church will be in six locations -- including, for the first time, Rock Hill and University City.

The two new satellite sites for the fast-growing Southern Baptist church:

  • Northwestern High School, 2503 W. Main St., in Rock Hill, S.C.

  • YMCA University City, 8100 Old Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte.

Sunday services at both will begin at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Live worship teams will be at all six sites every Sunday. And Pastor Steven Furtick's sermon will either be delivered in person or shown live on a big screen, via simulcast technology.

Besides the new sites, the church's four current ones are at Blakeney and Matthews and, on Sundays only, at Providence High School and McGlohon Theatre in uptown Charlotte.

Elevation had earlier announced that its University City site would be Vance High School. But that was premature, said Elevation spokeswoman Tonia Bendickson. "The YMCA turns out to be a better location for us than Vance," she said in an email. "We're super-excited about it!"