For two years our congregation has been “wandering”—a theme in the biblical material of course and while we haven’t exactly been walking through the wilderness nor eating manna and complaining about Moses and where the heck he is leading us, we have been dislodged. First we had the good fortune of worshipping for a little over one year at Jefferson Middle School. Then they began renovations this past June so we had to find a place and were blessed to be received by Westminster Presbyterian Church, just down the road from us. We have been blessed in this interim journey and are grateful for these friends who have offered us refuge.
Our building is nearing completion on the corner of 7th & Maine Ave. As anyone can see who stands on that corner, our church occupies a gateway into the Wharf. A modest sized church, it is nonetheless a beautifully designed sacred space. We are excited to open it to our community and cannot wait to worship inside of it. Mark your calendars because we now have a date: November 18th at 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Sunday. How appropriate. How fitting that we enter on Thanksgiving into this new church that has been in our community with uninterrupted ministry since 1857. 161 years. Thanks be to God and to all who have loved us and supported us. Meanwhile, we’ll see you Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian, a wonderful church with whom we have so much in common.