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Presbyterian church in Oklahoma City plans new church building

Connecting Point Presbyterian Church, formerly Greystone Presbyterian, will break ground on a new church building Sunday in northwest Oklahoma City.
by Carla Hinton Published: August 17, 2013
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/articleid/3872886/1/pictures/2185115">Photo - In this 2010 photo, the Rev. Richard Stansberry, pastor of Christ the KIng Catholic Church, and the Rev. Tim Blodgett stand in front of Greystone Presbyterian Church in Nichols Hills, before the Presbyterian church was purchased by the neighboring Catholic church and demolished to make way for school expansion. <strong>PAUL HELLSTERN</strong>
In this 2010 photo, the Rev. Richard Stansberry, pastor of Christ the KIng Catholic Church, and the Rev. Tim Blodgett stand in front of Greystone Presbyterian Church in Nichols Hills, before the Presbyterian church was purchased by the neighboring Catholic church and demolished to make way for school expansion. PAUL HELLSTERN

‘New mission, new place'

Blodgett said the church currently meets at a Hilton Garden Inn not far from their targeted area. He said about 50 people, many of them members who worshipped at the Greystone site, gather for Sunday services at the hotel.

Blodgett said the congregation bought the property where the new building will be built about two years ago. He said the new building will be an estimated 4,500 square feet and is expected to be completed by Easter. He said the church plans to build a playground and sports fields for the community's use.

Blodgett said the congregation chose to relocate in the Deer Creek area because of the new neighborhoods and apartments that have been built there in recent years and others planned for the future.

“We felt we could really offer a church that could be a center of the community and could help people connect to Christ,” he said. “We have a new mission and a new place.”

by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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