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By LEANN McCOY
Staff Writer

   For the faithful members of First Baptist Church, it has been a long, joyful journey from downtown to their new home on Faith Drive.
   One-hundred and seventy-four years after its founding, the  550-member church congregation celebrates its success on Sunday with the first church service and dedication of the $2.1 million sanctuary.
   The sanctuary, which sits atop a hill overlooking the Glenbrook Subdivision in South Grenada, can seat approximately 450, including a balcony that holds 100, said Bro. Michael Lee, pastor.
   “I think for many the feelings for the new building are akin to buying a house,” said Lee. “We are glad to be home and relieved that the process is over.”
   According to Lee, many will see the inside of the building for the first time when Sunday school services begin at 9 a.m.
   “We will have a church service that will include several baptisms and the Lord’s Supper at 10:30 a.m.,” said Lee. “A potluck fellowship meal will follow.”
   The new building also includes four new classrooms upstairs and one, large classroom downstairs, Lee said.

   For complete details, read the print edition or subscribe to the online edition of the GrenadaStar.


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