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Information provided by Northside Community Church:

The Northside Community Church of Terre Haute would like to invite the community to join their worship service on Sunday morning, September 18th, at 9:00 am, where their special guest will be former state senator and former U.S. Congressman Ed Pease.  Mr. Pease will be back in town that weekend for the dedication of the new Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on the campus of Indiana State University.

The brand new Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house was previously the Grace Methodist Church which closed in 1999 and merged with a few other churches to form the Northside Community Church.  The honorable Ed Pease grew up at the Grace Methodist Church, and was instrumental in arranging the sale of the church property to the fraternity at ISU, which has converted it into an education center.  The new building contains, among other things, a library on religion and spirituality, a chapel using re-purposed furnishings and altar pieces from the Grace Church and from St. Meinrad Archabbey, as well as a garden of meditation and memory which includes limestone pieces from Fourth Avenue and Grace Methodist Churches, preserved in perpetuity adjacent to a fountain and flame.

Because the former Grace Methodist Church members are now members of the Northside Community Church, Ed Pease will be sharing with the church about the transformation of the property and the mission that lives on in a new way.  Members of the fraternity will be present for the 9:00 am worship service and will also be singing a few songs.  The pastor of the Northside Church, the Rev. Dr. Clark Cowden, is also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

The Northside Community Church is located at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., on the southeast corner of Fruitridge and Maple, across from North High School.  For more information, please visit www.northsidecommunityumc.com, email dr.clark.cowden@gmail.com, or call the church office at 812-232-2478.