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Library provides temporary sanctuary for Sunday service

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The Albion Free Methodist Church, which is undergoing a remodeling project in its sanctuary, held its service inside the main meeting room at the Hoag Library this morning.

The church will be back at the library next Sunday at 9 a.m. before returning to the church building at the corner of the Platt and East State streets for Nov. 17. The church is removing its pews and adding cushioned seats, which will increase the seating capacity at the site. New carpeting, paint and other changes are part of the project.

Kevin Eccles, one of the church pastors, delivers the sermon today. A portrait of Emma Swan, one of the founders of Albion public library more than a century ago, is on the wall to the right.