After months of preparation, Mid-Town Parish UMC in Philadelphia will dedicate its long-awaited new church home with a worship celebration on Sunday, June 19, at 3 PM. The pre-fab building, containing a sanctuary and two offices, occupies the church’s original address at 718 W Norris St, Philadelphia.
Bishop Peggy Johnson will preach and consecrate the new facility. The Rev. Anita Powell, Central District Superintendent, will help lead the service, along with the Rev. William Jolly, Mid-Town Parish’s pastor, and church leaders.
The five modular structures were transported from Georgia and delivered in two loads March 10-11. There to welcome them were members, friends, neighbors and supporters of the congregation. Mid-Town Parish has been praying and raising funds and support for its new home for 12 years, while worshiping in a nearby recreation center, since its previous building was demolished in 2004.
“We are overjoyed and thankful to God for this miracle that has taken place,” say church members. “This would not have happened without the power of God, the support of our sister United Methodist Churches, and the faithfulness of our membership during this wilderness experience.”