The second campus of Kemptville’s well-established Southgate Church launched its first-ever satellite service Sun., Sept. 10 at the newly renovated Main Street location, formerly the home of New Hope Church. A team of 35 enthusiastic volunteers has been overhauling and training for the launch all summer, and opened its doors to a curious congregation. The church’s lead pastor, Ben Last, still gives his messages from the Kemptville location to a group of about 500, with the Winchester site listening in via satellite. Campus pastor Matthew Gates and Last’s assistant pastor Aaron Hopkins, two fresh faces in the community, will be in Winchester every Sunday at 10 am for the services, and plan to lead the services live about once a month. A live band will also be on stage every service. The completely revamped church showcases a modern and colourful look, with a large portion of the basement dedicated to its kids program, which unites media with ministry. “It’s always going to be the same message, just a new delivery,” said Gates of the new congregation style. “We want to partner with other churches in the area as well to inspire people to unite with Jesus.” Pictured are team members MaryEllen (left) and Mike Taylor, Matthew Gates, Aaron Hopkins, Taylor Scharf, and Janet Cannon in the midst of renovations. Press Photo – Gosselin