Vacant church is being reborn

Vacant church is being reborn
Church congregations have been known to migrate from the city to the suburbs. But rarely has a church edifice made the journey.The former St. John of God Roman Catholic Church, 1234 W. 52nd St., is being disassembled piece by piece. The carved limestone and the two 135-foot bell towers are being numbered and shipped north almost to the Wisconsin border, to Old Mill Creek.There, on 40 acres owned …
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Visalia Church Holds First Sunday Service Since Bishop’s Murder
More people than usual turned out for Sunday’s service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Visalia .   The group came together to try and take a big step forward.   This following last week’s horrific incident where a Modesto man named Kenneth Ward walked into the church and shot 40-year-old Clay Sannar.   Visalia Police later shot and killed Ward. “Our stake leaders were there …
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Church members gather to remember 1910 lynching victim
NEWARK — One hundred years after a 17-year-old teenager was marched to his death by a brutal crowd, a more peaceful gathering offered songs and prayers for forgiveness.
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