One of the results of Emma’s ordination last year is that she is asked to come preach at various MCC churches around the area. She had been invited to preach at the MCC in Roanoke, so we drove out Route 66, got on I-81 and headed south. Its 240m miles one-way, but our 2000 Civic Si does great on the highway, so a bit over 3 hours later, we pulled into town.
MCC of the Blue Ridge (MCCBR) was holding church in a store front facility until a local Methodist church went on the market and though a bold plan and a lot of “god’s blessings”, they found themselves the owner of this glorious old church building.
More pictures follow …
The pastor and her partner were very welcoming to us – in fact the whole congregation was wonderful! After the service we were invited to a huge pot-luck supper of scrumptious foods and wonderful conversation. We had a great time and really enjoyed the weekend in one of the more awesome churches in MCC Region 3. I couldn’t resist sharing a few pictures showing the old wood and gorgeous stained glass windows of this church.
More images MCC of the Blue Ridge, Roanoke VA (click them to enlarge)