By Amy Wenk

The Apostles Church of Sandy Springs quickly is making progress on a new 450-seat sanctuary at the corner of Glenridge and Hammond drives.

Construction crews in mid-April were adding a roof to the steel frame of the new worship center, which sits in front of the existing church that last July celebrated its 50th anniversary.

“We are growing,” said Monica McFarlan, the church’s director of operations. McFarlan said the Apostles Church plans to add a third service on Sunday mornings when the sanctuary is complete this fall.

That will give the more than 200 members of the church one traditional and two contemporary services to attend.

“We are reaching out to the community,” McFarlan said. “We are trying to reach the ‘un-churched,’ the people who don’t have a church home.”

Other improvements include a complete renovation of the existing church, parlor, lobby and hallways. New parking spaces and a soccer field also are being built.