Christ Temple Congregation Returns to its Building

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By: Chris Barber 09/26/2001
Christ Temple congregation returns to its building

 

Christ Temple Congregation

From left, Cheryl Avery, Paula Gutridge, Joann McKimm, Catherine Jones, Desireé Walker and Helen Reeves join in the music that celebrates the reopening of Christ Temple on Sunday on Birch Street. Photo by Chris Barber
The mostly black congregation of Christ Temple Church on Birch Street in Kennett Square returned to its building Sunday.

The mostly black congregation of Christ Temple Church on Birch Street in Kennett Square returned to its building Sunday after a summer away from the structure. During that time, the members shared pews and services with the mostly white Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square on Broad Street. Parishioners and clergy praised the alliance of the two parishes.

‘clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week. Well, not here.”

Christ Temple Pastor Mark Avery said he loves being back at the newly renovated building. “We will miss our brothers and sisters at the Kennett Presbyterian Church, though,” he said.

Christ Temple underwent about $125,000 worth of repairs including waterproofing, new rest rooms, new vinyl floors, upgraded office space, new floors in the office and new lighting.

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Greater Works Ministries in the Kennett Paper, September 26, 2001

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