Seven months of construction is now complete on the expanded Loft building at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. The Loft worship community held three identical dedication services to celebrate the building opening, one on Saturday, Oct. 25, and two on Sunday, Oct. 26. The church will open expanded nursery and children\u2019s areas and a new hospitality area, as well as the renovated worship center, which now seats up to 850 people. \u201cWe never imagined Loft worship becoming so popular that we needed to expand,\u201d said Dr. Ed Robb, senior pastor. \u201cThat tells me we\u2019re doing something right. The modern music and media-driven format resonates with an audience looking for something different in worship. We\u2019ve created a safe place for people to come ask questions and to seek connection with others and with God in new and meaningful ways.\u201d The Loft worship community has been meeting in a gymnasium space on the church campus during construction. Attendance averages 1,400 for three Loft worship services each weekend, causing crowding in previous worship spaces. The Loft expansion is the third of three building projects to expand the church and its ministries as part of the $20M \u201cImagine\u201d capital campaign. The church is expanding to keep pace with new construction in Town Center and overall population growth in The Woodlands and south Montgomery County.