Monday, November 7, 2016

Episcopal ministry finds mission in Troy's North Central

From Albany-

Main line churches have abandoned many depressed urban neighborhoods as their parishioners have moved on, leaving empty churches behind.

Since 2010, the Episcopal Diocese of Albany has returned to the poverty-stricken North Central neighborhood. Its Oaks of Righteousness, or Troy Inner City Ministry, has worked to establish a foothold.

From seminary school, the Rev. Christina Hunter has followed her calling to North Central, working out of an apartment, then a park and a rented space in a shuttered diner renamed the Oaks Cafe Ministry Center at 2952 Sixth Ave. Now the ministry has moved again to the former rectory of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church.

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