The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Danville News

December 30, 2013

Congregation faced with ending lease seeks new place to worship

— DANVILLE – Members of Danville’s Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church are in search of a new place to worship.

The congregation, led by Pastor Roth Reason, had been leasing space from the Seventh Day Adventist Church located along Heather Hills Road, but that church decided not to renew the lease for the coming year. “They’ve given us reference letters to other churches, they’ve just decided they want to be able to use the building on Sundays,” Reason said.

His congregation of about 50 to 60 people, primarily from the Danville area, has until the middle of February to find a new location. “We’d really like to stay here in Danville,” he said.

“Right now, we are in negotiations with two different churches that are considering a rental agreement with us,” Reason continued. “Nothing is signed yet and probably won’t be for about a month … We’d really like something nailed down by the end of January.”

Reason is hoping to have a location that will let his congregation continue to meet in the morning and allow them to have their four Sunday school classes. “It would really take a church that would be big enough to house that many people,” he said. “We’ve definitely seen some smaller sized churches where we could get everybody in, but they don’t have the extra rooms we need.”

They had already looked at Studio Brick along Route 11, which used to be a church, since it was recently put up for sale. However, the space was not big enough for their needs.

“My real top choice would be to work with a church that could use some rent money,” similar to the agreement Redeemer had with Seventh Day, Reason said. The congregation would be willing to work around the schedule of other churches interested in offering them space.

 

Email questions or comments to rstoneback@thedanvillenews.com

1
Text Only
The Danville News
The Daily Marquee
Danville Sports
  • Danville grad Gronsky signs with Cardinals organization

    JUPITER, Fla. — It’s been a whirlwind past couple of weeks for Jake Gronsky, and it’s about to get headier for the Danville High grad.

    July 22, 2014

  • xbandits22.jpg Bandits bound for Eastern World Series

    Most of them will be juniors or seniors when the fall scholastic year rolls around here in just a few short weeks, some are even in college already. But for a brief moment back on July 5, Danville Bandits manager Tony Fritz could’ve sworn he was staring at a bunch of Little League kids with the way his team was excited having earned a spot in the Stars and Stripes Salute 18U Tournament championship game.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Macmain.jpg H.S. baseball: 2014 Daily Item All-Stars

    Asked what was most responsible for Mac Ney’s success, his superb athletic ability or strong work ethic, Ryan Lentz pegged it a 60/40 split.

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • boyslax16d.jpg High School Boys Lacrosse: Selinsgrove beats Danville to advance to district final

    There’s something to be said about old-time, rock ‘em, sock ‘em playoff hockey that gets famed commentator Don Cherry fired up.

    May 15, 2014 1 Photo