Sunday, September 4, 2016

Pottstown church helps another in time of need

From Reading-

Christ Episcopal Church in Pottstown has stepped up to help another local church in a time of need.

Since April, First Baptist Church at 301 King St. has been seeking money to demolish a leaning steeple that was deemed a safety hazard.

Worried the stone steeple might fall, Pottstown officials closed off a portion of Charlotte Street between Lesher Alley and King Street.

The church was looking to raise about $600,000, which is a large sum for a small church. But thanks to generosity and good timing, Christ Episcopal at 316 E. High St. was able to put forth about $90,000 for the demolition.

"We're the farthest apart as far as religion, but there are times when that doesn't matter," said Susan Furman of Christ Episcopal's rector search committee.

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