Tearing down the Walls

November 18, 2009


Well, they tore it down! I wanted to tear it down in 1988 and Joe wanted to tear it down in 1995, but this week they tore it down.

For a hundred and forty years, it had been a part of the ecclesiastical landscape of Truro. For fifty-five years, it had been Pleasant Street Methodist Church and when the United Church was formed, the church was torn down and the Sunday School wing was sold to a small group with a big vision and Pastor Fred Strickland started the Pleasant Street Gospel Mission and the Sunday School wing became a church. Twenty years later, another small group with a big vision bought the building and Pastor Norman Trafton started the Truro Reformed Baptist Church, which became Truro Wesleyan Church and finally Central Nova Wesleyan Church. In 1988, while I was pastoring, we built a new worship centre and the church became the Sunday School wing again. For a hundred and forty years, that white framed building witnessed baby dedications and funerals, weddings and baptisms and this week they tore it down. But, be assured they didn’t tear down the church, just the building where the church met. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.