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Madonna church to celebrate 125th anniversary of sanctuary

Madonna church to celebrate 125th anniversary of sanctuary

The Rev. Richard Sheffield didn't know much about Bethel Presbyterian Church when he was hired two years ago as interim pastor, except that it seemed to him to be in the middle of nowhere. In the last few years, as he's been preparing for the 125th anniversary of the church sanctuary, though, Sheffield has been going through the church's history and he's fascinated by all the interesting connections and stories he has found. Though the sanctuary is the focus of this year's celebration, it is a relative newcomer to the Madonna congregation, which is in its 244th year. Sheffield said the church, through its history, has established "connections throughout...

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