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Place of worship begins service with Fire Prevention Week in mind

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Oct 7, 2013


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The congregation filed out in orderly fashion, led to the designated meeting places by the deacons and ministerial staff. We waited patiently in a light drizzle as the Newton Fire Department conferred with church leadership before giving us the signal permitting us back in the building. It was a great way to start a Sunday morning.


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