Monday, January 19, 2009

Congregation holds first services away from Good Shepherd

This gym at Conklin Avenue Baptist is the Church of the Good Shepherd's new home of worship; at least for now.

Sunday was the congregation's first service since being evicted last week.

"At first, when it started, I felt kind of empty. Because it's a gym and I've never been here before, but as the service took place and with the music going and the communion, it just brought us back together as a whole," said Pauline King, who has attended services at Good Shepherd for more than 45 years.

The Binghamton-based congregation was forced from its Conklin Avenue church by the Episcopal Diocese after a court ruling last month.

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