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Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog


Who would have known right around the corner in one of the College’s building there is a church? New Birth Christian Fellowship Center is a church that I attend every Sunday on Madison Avenue. New Birth is located on 879 Madison Ave. From the outside you wouldn’t expect to walk in and see Pastor Paul Parsons preaching to the congregation. But like everyone says, never judge a book by its cover. As the World English Dictionary states, “church is a building designed for public forms of worship”.

Welcome to New Birth Christian Fellowship Center (taken by Raven Short)

The church is full every Sunday from 10 am-12 noon with dedicated members to worship God. When I say worship I don’t mean people just sitting around waiting for the pastor to come. The entire congregation sings together as one with the choir rejoicing in song.  The words to the song sweep people off their feet in praise.

New Birth has several activities that anyone in the community can attend. For instance on Mondays the women of the church join together and exercise what they call “body gospel,” very clever. On Columbus Day my father, Srgt 1st Class Short, will be leading the workout for the women. On Monday night they will be his soldiers of faith. As my father always says, “pay your dos now and reap the benefits later,” he is such a military man.

The women working a good sweat on Monday night (taken by Raven Short).

Like I said, who would have known all this occurred right in one of the Colleges buildings? Sadly the church is going to have to relocate because their lease is up. So, a building fund is in order for October 6 to raise money for a new place the congregation can call home. There will be food and clothes to purchase for all to enjoy.

If you would like to come and visit you are more than welcome, don’t be scared! Come as you are with an open heart on a Sunday morning, you will see me there. Who knows you might see me sing in the choir, it’s a hidden talent…shh don’t tell.

Until next time readers, Salutations!

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