World Vision

Replica of God's house is a labor of love for church member [Loch Raven]

Inside Arnolia United Methodist Church, located at Joppa and Oakleigh roads, is an exact replica of the building complete with the steeple and cross which rises high over the church, dozens of windows, six porches with steps and even the corrals for the trash cans in the rear. The church building was built in stages with the sanctuary, the final section completed in1968 but the replica was constructed this year.

It all started when church member Mike Pfeifer helped to build a train garden at the Jacksonville Senior Center in Baltimore County. There, Pfeifer and other center members replicated many of the buildings from the area. When Arnolia held...