The Church seen in Mid December (Photo courtesy Steve Wiser)
The Church seen in Mid December (Photo courtesy Steve Wiser)
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Mayor Abramson delivered his final State of the City address last week to the Rotary Club. His speech maintained a hopeful tone, but one project in particular helped the Mayor keep his faith in the city: The Church.

The Church seen in Mid December (Photo courtesy Steve Wiser)
The Church seen in Mid December. (Steve Wiser)

Over the years, I’ve seen them change lives and the face of our city—a new city with a new spirit that doesn’t stop at the county line or the river’s edge.

I thought of that spirit recently as I drove by a beautiful century-old church on East Main Street where construction is under way. Next to the dumpster out front, a huge sign reads:  “And they said it didn’t have a prayer.”

For years, it had stood empty. Soon it will be housing. To tackle such a challenge in this economic climate, took vision and courage and perhaps, most importantly, faith.

We have tackled many challenges in this community that some folks said didn’t have a prayer.

Together, we have tackled many challenges in this community that some folks said didn’t have a prayer.

Together we will tackle more in the future.

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The Church seen in Mid December (Photo courtesy Steve Wiser)
The Church seen in Mid December. (Steve Wiser)
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Branden Klayko

2 COMMENTS

  1. To give credit where it’s timely and due, the City and the Butchertown Neighbourhood folks have been extremely supportive.

  2. Good call Pip- I have heard that the neighbors over there are wonderful and progressive. The chicken coops and raised bed gardens should be an example to all urban neighborhoods!!

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