Here's a little from my weekend piece about Trinity Presbyterian nearing the launch of a project to build a new church in N.E. Rochester.
A growing Rochester congregation that has been meeting in a school for the past two years could break ground on a new church complex as early as this spring.
Trinity Presbyterian Church is finalizing plans to build the first phase of a new complex at the corner of Viola Road and Schaeffer Lane in northeast Rochester, near Century High School, says the Rev. Chris Harper.
"This gives us an opportunity of building something to enable us to accomplish the purposes we feel like we have — to help the people that come to Trinity and help the community," he says. "We're hoping to be able break ground this spring, if possible."
However, the church hopes to first sell its existing buildings at 1300 10th Ave. N.E.
Trinity stopped holding services there two years ago and began meeting at Schaeffer Academy at 2700 Schaeffer Lane N.E. Those 10th Avenue buildings are being rented by two other local churches. There has been interest from potential buyers.