Fulton Co. church finds new home
While most churches across the state are facing a decrease in members, others are not. As YNN's Maria Valvanis explains, one Fulton County congregation is getting so popular, they had to move.
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Pastor Tim Cox, said, "We realized about a year in that we really need a place of our own that we could really grow together in."
The Love City Fellowship can now call 521 North Main St. their own. Though they began moving into the building months ago, Pastor Tim signed the official documents Tuesday morning, giving them the green light to get to work.
"We want to have an awesome nursery, we want to develop a children's ministry that kids are very excited to be a part of, and then our cafe, we're really going for a starbuckys vibe for downstairs," said Cox.
The fellowship originated two years ago, and quickly became popular for it's untraditional services. Members said interactive sermons, technology, and a casual atmosphere, make the church unlike any other in the area.
"The worship is a band. It's very relevant, it's very contemporary, but it still holds true to the bible," said member, Jamie Dickinson.
"I describe it as, think of church, and whatever you're thinking, it's not that," said Gloversville Mayor, Dayton King.
The modern services have proven to appeal to the younger generation. Pastor Tim said their average member is 32-years-old, something he hopes will help keep the church around in years to come.
"Their's been many church closing in our city over the past couple years and Love City continues to grow," said Mayor King.
Pastor Tim said now that the congregation has moved into their new building, they only expect to grow more. That's why thousands of these brochures are being handed out across the city, inviting the community to their grand opening.
"Just to invite people to say, were here, and thank you for letting us be a part of your place of residence, and we want you to come and see what we're all about," said, Cox.
The grand opening will be August 19th. In the meantime, services are held every Sunday at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.