Decision to move church stirs debate

Decision to move church stirs debate

There are 7 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Oct 30, 2012, titled Decision to move church stirs debate. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

A handful of people came out to watch as workers dismantled the steeple on St. Philip's Episcopal Church, a simple, white, wooden chapel that for 121 years has stood on the edge of this small community ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Oct 30, 2012
from Myrtle Beach Online:

"The hard feelings in Germanton are likely to linger a while over how the Episcopal diocese, based in Raleigh, decided to make use of a building that hasn’t had an active congregation in 32 years. The people of Germanton understand why a congregation would want such a beautiful building, but feel like a piece of their heritage is being uprooted and trucked away."

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Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#2 Oct 31, 2012
"The church never flourished as its founders had hoped. The congregation peaked at about 20 families around the turn of the 20th century, and the church never got large enough to have its own minister, Graebner said."

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#3 Oct 31, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
"The church never flourished as its founders had hoped ..."
Could that be why it hasn't had an active congregation in 32 years?

Since: Aug 09

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#4 Oct 31, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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Could that be why it hasn't had an active congregation in 32 years?
Dear Mr. Editor and occasionally responsible Reporter,

Why don't you take a trip down there and find out? Then report back with your findings.

Also, how did you and yours fare through the Superstorm Sandy? Considering the reports along the dunes and beachfronts, the naming of this storm was prophetic!

We had gale force winds from the storm in Illinois, 1000 miles west!

Rev. Ken

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#5 Oct 31, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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Dear Mr. Editor and occasionally responsible Reporter,
Why don't you take a trip down there and find out?...
Well, now that they have reopened I-95 I guess I could, otherwsie we were all busy buying batteries.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#6 Nov 2, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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Well, now that they have reopened I-95 I guess I could, otherwsie we were all busy buying batteries.
For your computer?

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#7 Nov 2, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
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For your computer?
My desktop?

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