Did You Know #21

DID YOU KNOW, in 1985 the church was undergoing change. Funds were drying up and programs shutting down. We sold the building purchased on Bridge Street for $16,000, for nearly $53,000 and bought a large plot of land north of town in anticipation of building a new and bigger church to accommodate our growing congregation. The trustees felt the 1000 Douglas Ave. building was too old and deteriorated and “not conducive to adding on or to making a second story. Plus, there is limited parking, particularly for weekday activities.” In the intervening years, the congregation shrank, the church built on the east wing, and added a second story. Only the parking problem remains! –From annual reports 1971-1977 and 1984