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New church to open its doors in Lilburn

LILBURN — University of Hope, a non-denominational church is opening its doors at 10 a.m. on Sunday in Lilburn.

Founders and Pastors Junaldo and Tiffany Lee created this church with “the desire to continuously build spiritually healthy lives, without the pomp and circumstance of religious tradition,” according to a press release.

“University of Hope isn’t an exercise in religion. It’s not just church, it’s an experience,” Junaldo Lee said. “The experience is first and foremost about being renewed and transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ, so that we can all go out and reach others. My wife and I believe the experience at University of Hope will allow you to actively engage in worship and to be inspired by the teaching, music and connections you make.”

On Sundays, the church will hold a worship service from 10 to 11:33 a.m., which the Lees call the “93 Minute Encounter.” The service includes praise and worship music while studying the Bible.

There are also opportunities to learn more about faith in various ministries for men, women and youth.

But before the congregation hosts its first service, there will be a celebration ceremony for the new facility from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event is at the Walgreens at 4235 Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn with the Lees present to meet and greet with the community. Free food, clothing and other gifts are to be given away.

University of Hope is located at 331 Arcado Road, Suite C1 in Lilburn. For more information, visit www.univofhope.org or call 770-895-5398.