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St. Paul’s Legacy Fellowship Hall timeline extended

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 4:35 pm

The Legacy Committee has extended the timeline for breaking ground for the new Legacy Fellowship Hall at St. Paul AME Church in Fayetteville to spring of 2014.

“In July we are in the process of preserving the history of the pioneers who helped to create and sustain this congregation from 1824 through 2013 with many of these pioneers being instrumental in the history of Fayetteville/Lincoln County,” said Thomas Kemp, chair of St. Paul’s Legacy Committee. “Our ultimate goal was to break ground with a completely paid in full project.

“Even though fundraising has been successful, maintaining our goal is crucial,” he continued. “Therefore, we find that we must extend the original time line for breaking ground on our Legacy Fellowship Hall to the spring of 2014. We will extend our fundraising efforts through this date as well.”

The St Paul AME Church family and the Legacy Committee extended a grateful thank you to the businesses, churches, and community friends who have overwhelmingly supported the fundraising efforts.

The timeline for the new history publication has been extended as well due to a delay in receiving valuable historical information. The book entitled The Legacy of St. Paul AME Church in Lincoln County from 1824 to 2013 will be available at a cost of $25.

The book will include ancestral histories of families that touched not only St. Paul, but the whole community. Everyone will be updated on the availability of this book as soon as possible. Any member of the Legacy Committee; Thomas and Barbara Kemp, Frances Abbott, Joyce Eady, Rhonda Harris, Polly Jeter, Barbara Long, Warden and Joann Thomison, can keep you updated on the progress of the journal as well.

Contributors and donors will receive their free journals and commemorative coins as soon as they are available. The Legacy Fellowship Hall, upon completion, will be available for community use.

“We ask prayers from the community for a successful conclusion of this project in 2014,” Kemp added.