All Saints, PTCUMC strike deal for church lease, purchase

Tue, 09/29/2009 - 1:09pm
By: The Citizen

All Saints, PTCUMC

All Saints Anglican Church (ASAC) of Peachtree City has moved into “new digs” at Peachtree Parkway and Windgate Road, after signing a lease agreement with Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC).

ASAC leaders have outlined plans to eventually buy the property. The building that is now the PTCUMC youth center is expected to be shared by the two churches until PTCUMC moves its youth and children’s ministries to its main location on Robinson Road.

The agreement ends an ASAC property search that began when the orthodox Anglican church was formed in early 2007. Since July of that year, ASAC has leased a suite at Kelly Drive and Dividend Road. Rapid parish growth and long term ministry plans and objectives demanded a larger, more permanent facility.

“This is not about a building,” said ASAC Rector, Reverend Michael Fry. “This is about acquiring the means to accomplish our Lord’s work — a facility adequate for ministries touching the entire community. Anglicanism has a unique niche in the body of Christ. God has called us to reach those who are attracted to a Biblical faith, transcendent worship, and the Apostolic tradition.”

The 34,000 sq. ft. facility is located on plot of nearly six acres. PTCUMC was officially formed in 1975 and obtained the Windgate property in two separate purchases in 1976 and 1981. The sanctuary was consecrated in 1984.

Herzen Andone, PTCUMC pastor said, “Many people may find it difficult to wrap their brains around the concept of two churches doing ministry out of one building. But, the good people of PTCUMC saw the greater potential in working together in order to advance God’s purpose in the world. So, from the very beginning, we were committed to looking for ways to make this relationship with our sisters and brothers of ASAC work for the sake of God’s kingdom.”

ASAC is part of the recently created Anglican Church of North America led by Archbishop Robert Duncan, and is also affiliated with the Convocation of Anglicans in North America.

The offices of ASAC are located on the second floor. Sunday Holy Communion service is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday evening prayer and potluck supper are at 6:15 p.m.

Questions may be directed to the church office, 770-486-5374.

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