FARMINGTON – At the end of worship on Sunday, the Old South Congregational Church family gathered outside the new Christian Education extension to dedicate their new building. Choruses of “God is good! All the time!” rang out as children, youth and adults celebrated.

Clerk of the Works Allan Smith oversaw the building process and the Building Committee met over the summer to get the job done. Serving on the committee were Bob Bean, Ed Davis, Maggie Davis, Randy Oakley, Kevin Vining and Karen West.

The new building will house child care and Sunday school classes for birth through grade eight, as well as the three Old South youth groups for grades five and six, seven and eight and senior high (grades nine to 12).

It is also the hope of the congregation that the wider Farmington community will find a variety of uses for the new space, as well as for the Holman Parish House, since both are located at the center of town.

Sunday’s worship included a blessing for the Sunday school teachers and students. The Rev. Cathie Wallace preached on the church’s strong center in Jesus Christ, using a painting by 15th century artist Piero della Francesca, “The Resurrection,” as an example.

Lay leader was Anstiss Morrill; greeter, Jean Longyear; and ushers, Amanda and Charley Murray. Brenda Scribner and Megan Roberts offered hospitality for the celebratory coffee hour.

Old South’s regular Sunday worship is at 9:30 a.m., with concurrent child care and Sunday school through grade eight. Monday Bible Study for youth and adults is at the Holman Parish House from 4:45-6:15 p.m. All are welcome.


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