Village Church, in Independence, celebrated the ground breaking for a new sanctuary at a short ceremony after its Sunday, May 12 worship service. This is the church’s first addition since the 1980s. “Village is excited about this addition, which we hope will allow us to better serve Maple Plain, Delano, Rockford and Greenfield,” said Senior Pastor Rick Shenk. A member of the Evangelical Free Church of America, Village Church is located at 5725 County Road 11. More information is available at www.villagechurch.com.